The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform announced at the end of 2011 that Government intended to legislate to change public service sick leave arrangements. Public sector trade unions objected to the proposals and the issue was referred to the Labour Court after direct talks failed to reach agreement. The Court issued its recommendation on 19th July 2012. The new scheme provides for:
3 months full and 3 months half pay (from date of introduction of legislation –
(1 January 2014)
No change to:
- Serious Physical Assault at Work Scheme
- The Special Schemes for TB, MRSA and Blood Borne Diseases
Injury at Work Grant – Article 109
7 Days uncertified sick leave over a 2 year peiod
Critical illness – 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay
- Rehabilitation Pay capped at 12 months.
The Recommendation will be considered by the INMO Executive Council at its September meeting.