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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 July 2020

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Ceisteanna (580)

Catherine Murphy

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580. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of redundancies her Department has been notified of in each month to date in 2020; the number notified in each month of 2019; the number of companies involved; the sectors impacted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18131/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Section 12 of the Protection of Employment Act 1977 provides that employers proposing a collective redundancy must notify the Minister of the proposed collective redundancy. 

The statistics in relation to collective redundancy notifications to date in 2020 are -

Collective Redundancies Notified 

Number of Notifications Received

Number of Potential Redundancies Advised

 January

9

391 

 February

10

379 

 March

16

1195 

 April

17 

1960

 May

28

2159 

 June

37 

1464

 July (to 22/7)

19

871 

The statistics in relation to collective redundancy notifications in 2019 are -

Collective Redundancies Notified 

Number of Notifications Received

Number of Potential Redundancies Advised

January

7

233

February

5

212

March

13

844

April

9

168

May

20

793

June

7

280

July

8

408

August

10

329

September

10

280

October

12

1122

November

7

542

December

241

 

My Department monitors that the legislative requirements for consultation and notification of potential redundancies to the Minister are complied with.

I am advised that it is not possible to confirm if the actual number of redundancies occurring will correlate to that advised to me as Minister as a potential redundancy.

I am further advised that statistics are not retained on a sectoral basis. 

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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