Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (55)

Colm Keaveney

Question:

55. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) in County Galway is entitled to a redundancy agreement signed on 10 June 2013 following an offer letter dated 7 June 2013 from City of Galway VEC; if this person still has a contract of employment with the VEC; the details of the gratuity and pension entitlements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23771/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The person referred to by the Deputy is employed by Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB). I understand from GRETB that this person was employed in the Senior Traveller Training Centre programme which was phased out in 2012. This person was inadvertently offered voluntary redundancy by GRETB in 2013, however, the offer was withdrawn as he did not meet the eligibility criteria which were in place for this voluntary redundancy scheme. The terms of this voluntary redundancy scheme were as laid out in the collective agreement reached between the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Public Services Committee of ICTU which detailed a framework concerning ex gratia payments on the redundancy of public servants.

This person was subsequently re-assigned to an alternative position of employment with GRETB. Given that GRETB is his employer any queries in relation to the terms and conditions of his current employment should be addressed directly to GRETB.