Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (248)

David Cullinane


248. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a special needs assistant, who has 13 years full service as a SNA and is undertaking job-sharing, will, in the case of a redundancy occurring in that job-sharing job, lose 13 years full service and only be paid for half of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23539/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

In the calculation of a redundancy payment such as that referred to by the Deputy the 13 years full time service given by the Special Needs Assistant would be taken into account in the calculation.

The service undertaken by that Special Needs Assistant during the period of a subsequent job-sharing arrangement would also be taken into account in the calculation of any redundancy payment.

 Calculation of the amount due will, in accordance with the terms of the Redundancy Payments Act, 1967, be based on salary applying at the time of redundancy.

 Further information in relation to job sharing arrangements and redundancy payments for special needs assistants are outlined in Circulars 0041/2014 and 0058/2006.