Thursday, 17 December 2020

Questions (190)

Mick Barry

Question:

190. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on his engagement with the trade union movement in relation to issues regarding collective redundancy legislation reform. [28813/20]

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Written answers (Question to Enterprise)

Ministers of State Robert Troy and Damien English jointly met with employer and union representative bodies on the 4th of November to begin a discussion on the legislative provisions that deal with redundancy and insolvency from both a company law and employment law perspective.

I understand that it was a positive and constructive meeting with stakeholders with a view to identifying whether there are gaps or weaknesses in either body of legislation. Officials have requested the views of the stakeholders in relation to specific issues arising, which will further inform our position. I understand that consultations and discussions are ongoing.

Ministers of State Troy and English continue to work with officials on a range of issues to advance matters.