Community Employment Supervisors in Mullingar to highlight issues with pension entitlements

A public meeting is taking place in Mullingar today to highlight the plight of Community Employment Supervisors in the region who are trying to get pension entitlements.

A Labour Court recommendation was issued in 2008 in favour of supervisor’s pensions, but that progress was diminished with the transfer of the scheme to the Department of Social Protection in 2012.

The Department didn’t recognise the Labour Court agreement and members staged a protest outside the Dáil last year to highlight their grievances.

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Community Employment Supervisors have been holding a meeting in Mullingar this morning following a meeting of Longford and Westmeath members last week.

It’s understood that public representatives and elections candidates were also invited as well as sponsor groups of CE schemes.

Liam Byrne, who’s been working as a CE supervisor for over 20 years, says he and his colleagues are tired of trying to get some recognition for their working rights: