Written answers

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Photo of Pat CaseyPat Casey (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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269. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress made to date by the interdepartmental group on the pension issue of community employment supervisors; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49251/19]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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The Government decided in January 2019 to set up an Inter-departmental Group (IDG) to explore the most appropriate organisation arrangements for social inclusion work schemes currently operated by my Department.  The Group was not set up to consider the pensions of CE supervisors.  The final report of the IDG is expected to be available shortly.

In relation to the Deputy's specific question on the 'pension issue of Community Employment Supervisors', my Department is currently engaging with representatives of CE supervisors to discuss issues that arise following a 2008 Labour Court Recommendation in relation to pensions.  All parties have agreed that the detail of all discussions undertaken by the group should remain confidential until the process has completed.  I expect the related discussions to conclude shortly.


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