Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (449)

Mairéad Farrell

Question:

449. Deputy Mairéad Farrell asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to differences in the pay and conditions for contact tracing staff located in centres in Galway relative to those centres based in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, particularly in relation in the working of 12-hour shifts three days in a row, the difference in pay between clinical and non-clinical contact tracers, various breaches of the Commission for Public Service Appointments, CPSA, codes of best practice in public service appointments and the alleged failure to adhere to the Health and Safety Authority, HSA, return to work protocol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2204/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy, as soon as possible.