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Trade Union Subscriptions.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 19 January 2010

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Ceisteanna (1003)

Leo Varadkar

Ceist:

1072 Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Education and Science if union dues are collected from the payroll of teachers and lecturers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1356/10]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

Trade union subscriptions are deducted for teachers employed in primary, secondary, community and comprehensive schools from my Department's payrolls where a teacher gives their union a mandate for the deduction of fees from salary. This is referred to as a deduction at source arrangement.

Teachers employed in community Colleges and VEC schools are paid directly by the relevant VECs and details regarding deduction at source arrangements are held by the individual VECs. Lecturers in third level colleges and universities are paid by the college or university in which they are employed and the details of deductions at source are held by them. I am seeking details on the arrangements that are in place and will ensure that the Deputy is informed of these.

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