Wednesday 16 August 2017

How the money will be paid

Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

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

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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