Hi Everyone. We wanted to bring to your attention a recent Labour Court recommendation on redundancy. A number of unions took a case against the Department of Education & Skills (DES) over the issue of redundancy entitlements and the Labour Court has made a recommendation which can be viewed here:
As a result of inconclusive discussions on the matter the case was referred back to the Court. Having considered the position of both sides the Court recommends the following:-
Employees made redundant in the Education Sector who accept the two year ban on re-employment within the public sector should be entitled to benefit from the terms of the Agreement on Enhanced Redundancy Payments as laid down in the Agreement, i.e. three weeks’ pay per year of service plus statutory redundancy payment.
- Employees made redundant in the Education Sector who do not accept the two year ban on redeployment within the public sector should be paid two weeks’ pay per year of service plus statutory redundancy.