Thursday, 22 September 2022
Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation
Joe O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Green Party)
I thank the Deputy for his question. A review of the community employment scheme was published just before Christmas last year. We have initiated a number of changes to eligibility for the scheme, both late last year and again this year, to ensure services are in a position to continue throughout the country. This year also saw the end of a very long story involving community employment supervisors' pension gratuities. We finally got to that gate and payments have started. My officials have met with union officials in recent weeks regarding the issue the Deputy raised and there is an agreement to meet again before the year is out.