Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the government to intervene to avert five days of strike action by CE supervisors in Cavan and Monaghan which begins next week.
Deputy Smyth commented, “CE supervisors are vital to the communities across Cavan-Monaghan and play an essential role in the provision of these community services. I have repeatedly raised their conditions and needs in the Dáil and have raised this matter with the Minister for Social Protection on a number of occasions.
“CE Supervisors in our constituency are forced to engage in five days of strike action due to Fine Gael’s failure to engage with them and act on a 2008 Labour Court recommendation regarding an entitlement to an occupational pension.
“Fianna Fáil brought forward a motion calling on the government to engage with CE Supervisors and to find a satisfactory pathway to address the pension issue for the 1,250 CE Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors based on the 2008 Labour Court Recommendation. It’s a year since that motion passed, but the government has continued to sit on its hands and has refused to meaningfully engage on this issue.
“Fine Gael has been in government for eight years but has demonstrated a shocking disregard for CE Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors and the valuable work that they do. They have a positive impact in every town and village across our county.
“It is a frustrating situation for the CE Supervisors in Cavan-Monaghan who I have met. The government must meet with them and work out a path to prevent the ongoing strike action,” concluded Deputy Smyth.
Please see correspondence from the Minister for Social Protection to Niamh Smyth TD regarding CE Supervisors.