TD Jackie Cahill Welcomes Agreement For Community Employment Workers To Recieve 5 Per Cent Pay Increase


Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Cahill is welcoming an agreement which will see community employment workers across various schemes receive a 5 per cent pay increase this year. The pay deal will benefit over 1,600 employees of organisations that manage Community Employment (CE), Tús, Rural Social Scheme (RSS) and Job Initiative (JI). The pay rise is the first for many of the workers since 2008.

The staff involved, some 1,641 personnel in total, work as supervisors, assistant supervisors and team leaders in the delivery of the CE, Tús, RSS and Job Initiative Schemes.

Under the agreement, these workers will receive an increase of 3% from 1 April 2023, which will be backdated, and a further 2% from 1 November 2023.

 Going forward a new mechanism for pay determination for the staff has also been agreed.

Deputy Cahill says these programmes provide vital services to communities throughout the country.