Saturday 15 December 2018

Fianna Fáil to fight for pay restoration in hospices

FF’s Dara Calleary Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
FF’s Dara Calleary Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Workers in hospices and disability organisations should get pay restoration in line with HSE employees, Fianna Fáil has demanded.

The party is set to ramp up pressure on the Government over funding for 'Section 39' bodies that are funded by the State.

In the party's first Dáil motion of the new term, public expenditure spokesman Dara Calleary will argue that voluntary organisations have been short-changed because Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says it is not clear how many people suffered pay cuts during the recession.

Fianna Fáil wants the Public Sector Pay Commission to review the situation.

"This is clearly unfair, and must be rectified by the Government," Mr Calleary said.

The Government is to place a series of counter-motions - including one noting that these workers are not public service employees - but looks set to lose the vote.

Irish Independent

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