CE supervisors

  • Community employment supervisors will strike for 5 days next month, in a row with the Government over pensions. 

    The SIPTU and Forsa trade union members will engage in 5 consecutive days of strike action, starting on Monday May 13th. 

    The escalation of industrial action was announced in Dublin today, following a rally at Leinster House

    The unions say the 1,250 staff concerned have no access to an occupational pension scheme, despite a 2008 Labour Court recommendation to introduce one.

    The five consecutive days of strike action in May will disrupt community services, including childcare, elder care, and disability services.


  • Next week's planned strike by Community Employment scheme supervisors has been postponed, pending further talks between the Department of Social Protection and the unions involved.

    That's according to Mayo FG Senator Michelle Mulherin, who's been informed this evening by Minister Regina Doherty that next week's 5 days of scheduled strike action, due to start on Monday, has been averted.

    The CE supervisors are calling for access to an occupational pension.

    Senator Mulherin has this evening welcomed the postponement of the strike action, pending further negotiations...

  • If the planned national strike action by CE supervisors goes ahead on Monday next, then many vital services across county Mayo will not be provided on the day, as CE scheme workers in Udaras na Gaeltachta were last night informed not to show up for work, as they are not covered by insurance without a supervisor present.

    That’s according to Mayo Fianna Fail deputy Lisa Chambers.

    The deputy told Midwest News that it’s a bit late in the day yesterday (Thurs) for the Minister for Social Welfare Regina Doherty to look for an urgent meeting with the trade unions involved in the dispute over pensions

  • The Government must intervene urgently in the industrial dispute involving CE scheme supervisors, who are due to begin five days of strike action across the country next Monday.

    That's according to Mayo Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary, who says such a strike would have a major impact on the operation of Community Employment schemes - including those providing childcare and elderly-care.

    The 1,250 staff involved have no access to an occupational pension scheme  - despite a Labour Court recommendation to that effect in 2008.

    Deputy Dara Calleary is now calling on the Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty to intervene urgently, and try to resolve the ongoing dispute...