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#Sick Pay

# sick-pay - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda

Nov 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 20,778 Views 23 Comments

An employment law expert explains the current legal situation and the government’s options.

# sick-pay - Monday 16 November, 2020

Varadkar launches public consultation on plans for laws to give employees legal right to sick pay
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Varadkar launches public consultation on plans for laws to give employees legal right to sick pay

Nov 16th 2020, 6:39 AM 27,555 Views 57 Comments

The Tánaiste said statutory sick pay must be fair for workers and employers.

# sick-pay - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic

Sep 22nd 2020, 6:53 PM 17,404 Views 22 Comments

Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.

# sick-pay - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'The pandemic exposed big failings': ICTU calls for mandatory sick pay for all workers
# Protection
# Protection

'The pandemic exposed big failings': ICTU calls for mandatory sick pay for all workers

Sep 20th 2020, 4:21 PM 34,629 Views 48 Comments

The union said up to half of the labour force, including hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers, do not receive sick pay.

# sick-pay - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country
# Clusters And Lockdowns
# Clusters And Lockdowns

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 84,045 Views 86 Comments

In the 28 days up to 15 August, there were 330 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with meat/poultry factory outbreaks.

# sick-pay - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Opinion: The state of sick pay in Ireland is sickening
# Sick And Tired
# Sick And Tired

Opinion: The state of sick pay in Ireland is sickening

Aug 16th 2020, 7:30 AM 57,825 Views 61 Comments

Ireland is completely out of line with European norms in not requiring employers to continue to pay a worker’s wage if sick and unable to work, writes Dr Laura Bambrick.

# sick-pay - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis

Mar 26th 2020, 12:41 PM 82,386 Views 49 Comments

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

# sick-pay - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Air Berlin furious as 200 pilots call in sick forcing cancellations
# Turbulent Times
# Turbulent Times

Air Berlin furious as 200 pilots call in sick forcing cancellations

Sep 12th 2017, 10:10 PM 23,718 Views 24 Comments

The day cost the struggling company millions of euro.

# sick-pay - Monday 2 February, 2015

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now
# Angry At The System
# Angry At The System

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now

Feb 2nd 2015, 8:00 AM 999 Views 86 Comments

I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that a mere three weeks could change my life so drastically.

# sick-pay - Monday 14 April, 2014

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes
# Injured
# Injured

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes

Apr 14th 2014, 11:58 AM 10,116 Views 0 Comments

Sick and injured gardaí have already been moved to lower rates of sick pay as changes in legislation reduce the amount of time they can receive the full rate.

# sick-pay - Monday 3 December, 2012

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013
# Pay Rise
# Pay Rise

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013

Dec 3rd 2012, 6:50 AM 5,916 Views 11 Comments

Three quarters of companies with occupational sick pay schemes said the potential impact of a statutory scheme would result in a revision of existing sick pay and benefit entitlements.

# sick-pay - Saturday 1 December, 2012

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions
# Who Pays?
# Who Pays?

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions

Dec 1st 2012, 9:15 AM 7,647 Views 31 Comments

The government has made it clear that it isn’t happy to keep footing the bill for employee sick pay – so we’ve asked Sinn Féin, TASC and IBEC what they think should be done about it.

# sick-pay - Friday 16 November, 2012

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?

Nov 16th 2012, 10:23 AM 13,108 Views 75 Comments

Who should pay?

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC

Nov 16th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,202 Views 23 Comments

The employers’ group publishes a survey saying almost half of all firms believe paying sick employees could affect their sustainability.

# sick-pay - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC

Oct 30th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,066 Views 8 Comments

The quarterly Business Sentiment Survey shows uncertainty at the Budget – and the future of the Eurozone – is taking its toll.

# sick-pay - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Government defeats FF Dáil motion to stop sick pay changes
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Government defeats FF Dáil motion to stop sick pay changes

Oct 24th 2012, 9:36 PM 8,945 Views 94 Comments

The Dáil voted 70-45 in favour of a Government counter-motion noting that the Cabinet hasn’t yet approved the plans.

# sick-pay - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

FF to call on Government to scrap sick pay reforms
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

FF to call on Government to scrap sick pay reforms

Oct 23rd 2012, 8:13 AM 5,247 Views 33 Comments

The party describes the reforms as “job-destroying” and is to table a motion on them before the Dáil this week.

# sick-pay - Monday 22 October, 2012

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered

Oct 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,206 Views 29 Comments

The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.

# sick-pay - Thursday 18 October, 2012

James Reilly to target lengthy sick leave
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

James Reilly to target lengthy sick leave

Oct 18th 2012, 1:54 PM 9,734 Views 40 Comments

The Health Minister will demand that hospitals take a tougher line with staff in order to target excessive absenteeism rates.

# sick-pay - Friday 28 September, 2012

Three HSE staff dismissed over "very poor attendance records"
# HSE
# HSE

Three HSE staff dismissed over "very poor attendance records"

Sep 28th 2012, 2:00 PM 15,729 Views 72 Comments

More than 100 staff have also had their sick leave scheme suspended in the last six months.

# sick-pay - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair

Sep 19th 2012, 9:30 PM 132 Views 62 Comments

Placing social welfare costs onto businesses is an additional burden on employers and will result in job losses writes Ian Martin.

# sick-pay - Thursday 19 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Jul 19th 2012, 4:43 PM 5,412 Views 11 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Public service sick leave halved for most employees
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

Public service sick leave halved for most employees

Jul 19th 2012, 1:25 PM 11,837 Views 106 Comments

The amount of paid sick leave is to be reduced from six months to three months.

# sick-pay - Monday 16 July, 2012

Bruton says sick pay row is a private matter for Cabinet
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Bruton says sick pay row is a private matter for Cabinet

Jul 16th 2012, 10:30 AM 3,643 Views 27 Comments

Last week the minister circulated a briefing document criticising Minister Joan Burton’s proposal to increase the number of sick pay days an employers pays.

# sick-pay - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jun 21st 2012, 7:58 PM 8,443 Views 14 Comments

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

# sick-pay - Monday 18 June, 2012

Burton looks to play down tensions over sick pay reform
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Burton looks to play down tensions over sick pay reform

Jun 18th 2012, 9:19 AM 3,209 Views 25 Comments

The social protection minister says a dispute about reforms to sick pay is not about her or any other minister.

# sick-pay - Monday 20 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Feb 20th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,691 Views 1 Comment

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses

Feb 20th 2012, 6:46 PM 6,551 Views 43 Comments

The Small Firms Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation have condemned the government’s plans to shift the burden of sick pay on to employers.

Burton puts forward plan to make employers pay for sick leave
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Burton puts forward plan to make employers pay for sick leave

Feb 20th 2012, 4:04 PM 3,490 Views 30 Comments

The proposals, which would see employers pay for the first four weeks of sick leave, are being discussed at a forum today.

# sick-pay - Monday 23 January, 2012

Mandatory sick pay "will lead to job losses and absenteeism"
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Mandatory sick pay "will lead to job losses and absenteeism"

Jan 23rd 2012, 12:44 PM 3,396 Views 10 Comments

That is according to the business owners who took part in a survey for ISME, who said that mandatory sick pay of four weeks will have a “disastrous effect” on businesses.

# sick-pay - Monday 28 November, 2011

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget

Nov 28th 2011, 7:15 AM 1,060 Views 2 Comments

Retail Ireland has called on the government not to increase excise duty and not to shift the payment of sick leave onto employers in the Budget next week.

# sick-pay - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Employers slam Burton plans to make them cover sick pay
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Employers slam Burton plans to make them cover sick pay

Nov 16th 2011, 9:23 AM 2,364 Views 41 Comments

Associations attack reported plans that Joan Burton may introduce legislation making them cover four weeks of sick pay.

# sick-pay - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Government paid out €1billion on sick days last year
# Sick Days
# Sick Days

Government paid out €1billion on sick days last year

Oct 8th 2011, 12:32 PM 443 Views 22 Comments

Irish workers claimed for 26 million days off in 2010, according to new figures.

# sick-pay - Monday 29 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Aug 29th 2011, 8:25 AM 2,903 Views 7 Comments

Nine things you should know this morning…