Ireland - Community employment supervisors strike over pension entitlements - February 28, 2019

Around 500 supervisors on community employment schemes organised a strike action at six locations in the country. According to the supervisors and their unions Fórsa and SIPTU the strike follows a ten-year dispute over pension entitlements. Forsa and SIPTU say over 250 supervisors have retired with no occupational pension since a 2008 Labour Court recommendation. The 1250 current staff also don’t have access to an employer sponsored occupational pension scheme, despite Labour Court recommendations. With the strike action unions demand a decent pension scheme for the community employment supervisors.

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