Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (197)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

197. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she is taking to address the fact that community employment scheme supervisors have not received a pay rise in over ten years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17015/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

CE scheme supervisors are employees of private companies in the community and voluntary sector that receive public funding.  They are not employees of my Department or public servants.

The current agreement for public servants is an agreed approach to the continued unwinding of the FEMPI legislation and does not provide for a pay increase.  

The Deputy should note that, in the past, CE supervisors benefitted from pay increases linked to all phases of Benchmarking, Sustaining Progress (Parts 1 and 2) and Towards 2016 (all 4 phases).  They were not subject to any pay reductions under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI).