Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Department of Education and Skills
Public Sector Pay
142. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the application of EU circular 0027/2016 and its potential equivalence to teachers in Ireland having worked on a voluntary basis in an Irish school with specific regard to the effect on pay scales; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26797/21]
Circular 0027/2016 allows for the recognition of previous service in an analogous teaching position in the public service of another EU Member State when determining whether an individual is a new appointee to teaching and the appropriate salary scale on which to place him/her.
This circular recognised this service on the same basis as if such service was given in Ireland when determining the appropriate salary scale (and allowances where applicable) payable to the teacher.
It should be noted that private service is not recognised under the terms of this circular.
As Mr. Clarke’s previous service was private service, Circular 0027/2016 does not relate to Mr. Clarke’s case.