Community Employment Scheme dispute one step closer to resolution

A longstanding issue pertaining to Community Employment Supervisors access to a government pension scheme is one step closer to resolution according to local Senator Fiona O’Loughlin.

CE Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors provide vital services to communities throughout the country, helping people in long term unemployment on a pathway back to full employment, and also supporting the day to day activities of a range of sporting, community and voluntary organisations in Kildare and Laois. According to Senator O’Loughlin there has been consistent engagement with the trade union representatives of the CE Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors.  Minister Humphreys and Michael McGrath T.D.  have agreed on a proposal on behalf of the two key departments – the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and the Department of Social Protection. The Department of Social Protection, as the line Department, will now convey the details of the proposal to the unions representing CE Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors. 

“Many schemes in Kildare and Laois such as Tidy Towns, Day Care Centres and GAA grounds all come under the CE schemes,” said Senator O’Loughlin.

“It is great to see this progress- it was one of Fianna Fail priorities and I have consistently engaged with Minister Michael McGrath on this. It is important to resolve this issue.”