Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1062)

Noel Rock

Question:

1062. Deputy Noel Rock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she received correspondence from a company (details supplied) relating to collective redundancies in the past two years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44797/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Protection of Employment Act 1977 makes it mandatory on employers proposing a collective redundancy:

(a) to engage in an information and consultation process with employees’ representatives and

(b) to notify the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection of the proposed collective redundancy (SI 140/1977 sets out the information an employer is obliged to provide to the Minister).

I have not received notification of a proposed collective redundancy in the company in the past two years.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.