Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Brendan Smith has welcomed news today that the Government has accepted the need for a pay increase for supervisors and assistant supervisors within CE, TÚS and RSS.
A pay claim has been submitted to the Workplace Relations Commission on behalf of supervisors and assistant supervisors on Community Employment Schemes, TÚS and Rural Social Scheme.
The Department of Social Protection are not the employers of those on these programmes but instead pay a grant to the sponsor bodies that deliver and organise these services. The Department accepts the merit of a pay increase and will allocate funding from its current estimates to support any pay settlement that may be agreed.
Commenting on the news, Deputy Brendan Smith said, “Government has today agreed that a pay rise is needed for supervisors and assistant supervisors on CE, TÚS and RSS.
“2008 was the last pay increase these workers received and I have been urging Government to resolve this issue. Supervisors and assistant supervisors on community employment schemes do very valuable work across the country and manage those gaining work experience on these schemes.
“The Department of Social Protection will now pay any potential acceptable pay settlement that is agreed. This will be paid from an allocation of the Department’s current funding, and I look forward to completion of this process.”