Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Ceisteanna (85)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

85. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of the recommendation by a person (details supplied) to appoint an independent chairperson to the conciliation and arbitration scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49252/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The Conciliation and Arbitration (C&A) scheme for members of the Permanent Defence Force operates under agreement between the Minister for Finance, Minister for Defence, RACO and PDFORRA.

The recommendation to appoint an independent Chairperson of the Conciliation Council is just one of Mr Barry's recommendations in his report of the review of the scheme.

All the parties to the Scheme are in the process of developing a revised scheme implementing the recommendations in the “Barry” report. When the parties reach agreement on the terms of the revised scheme, the appointment of an independent Chairperson will take place in tandem with the introduction of the operation of the revised scheme.