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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (370)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

370. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question No. 450 of 18 May 2021, if he will provide a further breakdown in origin for the outstanding Defence Forces Workplace Relations Commission complaints; if he will provide a complete breakdown of the 28 WRC complaints by origin per service, that is, Army, Naval Service and Air Corps in tabular form; and if he will provide a breakdown and further details regarding the other category. [29475/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

A complete breakdown of the 28 WRC complaints received by my Department, by origin per service in the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) is as follows:

 Type of Complaint

Army 

Naval Service

Air Corps

Other

 Won - not upheld*

 

 1

 3

 2

 Lost - upheld

 

 

 1

 

 Settled or Withdrawn**

 1

 1

 10

 

 Ongoing

 3

 1

 3

 2

As per correspondence dated to your office on 28th May 2021: 

* The correct number of Complaints Won (not upheld) should have read 6 in PQ 26471

** The correct figure for Complaints Settled or Withdrawn should have read 12 in PQ 26471 

The category titled "Other" in the table above refers to complaints made to the Workplace Relations Commission by non-PDF members, including members of the Reserve Defence Force and the general public regarding issues concerning the Defence Forces.

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