Thursday, 10 December 2020

Questions (117)

Mick Barry

Question:

117. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the discussions and contacts that he has had with section 39 workers and their representatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42430/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

An agreement reached at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in October 2018 provided for pay restoration in relation to 50 pilot organisations in the first instance. Pay restoration for these bodies commenced in April 2019 with further payments due in October 2020 and October 2021 as appropriate.

The agreement recognised that some of the remaining Section 39 organisations were also likely to have pay restoration issues and a process to address these issues commenced in 2019 under the auspices of the WRC. 

I can confirm that a positive and constructive WRC engagement took place between the parties on 9 December 2020.  I am hopeful that a final agreement will be reached between the parties.