Thursday, 17 June 2021

Questions (156)

Mick Barry

Question:

156. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on additional holiday entitlements for workers in the public sector who were frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32463/21]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Workers across the economy, including of course our public servants, have made an extraordinary contribution during the COVID pandemic and I would like to pay tribute to them.

Notwithstanding the sacrifices and efforts of the last year or more and the progress we have made in recent months to roll out vaccines, this pandemic remains an ongoing challenge for us all and it continues, for now, to require our full focus and attention.

Accordingly, while this is not yet, I believe, the most appropriate time to deal with this matter, the Government will consider in due course how best to recognise the efforts made by workers during this pandemic.

Question No. 157 answered with Question No. 121.