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How the money will be paid

Published 12/04/2011 | 05:00

A PUBLIC sector worker who suffers loss of earnings from changes in work practices, overtime or allowances will be entitled to compensation.

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The worker will have to wait for 12 months until after the new changes come into effect. He or she will then be entitled to a lump sum worth 1.5 times the value of lost earnings.

For example, a public sector worker who lost €10,000 in additional earnings due to changes in work practices would be entitled to a once-off lump sum of €15,000.

The first half of the lump sum will be paid after 12 months, with the second coming six months later.

Public sector workers who are redeployed can also get a similar lump sum if they can show that they will lose overtime or allowances by moving to their new job.

Irish Independent

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