Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1268)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

1268. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will address a matter regarding community employment schemes (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13358/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Community Employment National Monitoring Committee, which is made up of representatives of the Social Partners and DEASP staff, meet at regular intervals to ensure that Community Employment (CE) projects do not lead to the displacement or replacement of workers/employees.

At present, the Social Partners for the CE programme comprises of two trade unions namely SIPTU and Forsa (formerly Impact).

If there are other Trade Unions seeking authority to approve CE projects, it is open to them make a case to become a representative on the monitoring committee to my Department.