#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 6°C Saturday 28 November 2020

#Sick Pay

# sick-pay - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda

An employment law expert explains the current legal situation and the government’s options.

# sick-pay - Monday 16 November, 2020

Varadkar launches public consultation on plans for laws to give employees legal right to sick pay

The Tánaiste said statutory sick pay must be fair for workers and employers.

# sick-pay - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic

Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.

# sick-pay - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'The pandemic exposed big failings': ICTU calls for mandatory sick pay for all workers

The union said up to half of the labour force, including hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers, do not receive sick pay.

# sick-pay - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country

In the 28 days up to 15 August, there were 330 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with meat/poultry factory outbreaks.

# sick-pay - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Opinion: The state of sick pay in Ireland is sickening

Ireland is completely out of line with European norms in not requiring employers to continue to pay a worker’s wage if sick and unable to work, writes Dr Laura Bambrick.

# sick-pay - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

# sick-pay - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Air Berlin furious as 200 pilots call in sick forcing cancellations

The day cost the struggling company millions of euro.

# sick-pay - Monday 2 February, 2015

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now

I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that a mere three weeks could change my life so drastically.

# sick-pay - Monday 14 April, 2014

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes

Sick and injured gardaí have already been moved to lower rates of sick pay as changes in legislation reduce the amount of time they can receive the full rate.

# sick-pay - Monday 3 December, 2012

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013

Three quarters of companies with occupational sick pay schemes said the potential impact of a statutory scheme would result in a revision of existing sick pay and benefit entitlements.

# sick-pay - Saturday 1 December, 2012

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions

The government has made it clear that it isn’t happy to keep footing the bill for employee sick pay – so we’ve asked Sinn Féin, TASC and IBEC what they think should be done about it.

# sick-pay - Friday 16 November, 2012

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?

Who should pay?

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC

The employers’ group publishes a survey saying almost half of all firms believe paying sick employees could affect their sustainability.

# sick-pay - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC

The quarterly Business Sentiment Survey shows uncertainty at the Budget – and the future of the Eurozone – is taking its toll.

# sick-pay - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Government defeats FF Dáil motion to stop sick pay changes

The Dáil voted 70-45 in favour of a Government counter-motion noting that the Cabinet hasn’t yet approved the plans.

# sick-pay - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

FF to call on Government to scrap sick pay reforms

The party describes the reforms as “job-destroying” and is to table a motion on them before the Dáil this week.

# sick-pay - Monday 22 October, 2012

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered

The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.

# sick-pay - Thursday 18 October, 2012

James Reilly to target lengthy sick leave

The Health Minister will demand that hospitals take a tougher line with staff in order to target excessive absenteeism rates.

# sick-pay - Friday 28 September, 2012

Three HSE staff dismissed over "very poor attendance records"

More than 100 staff have also had their sick leave scheme suspended in the last six months.

# sick-pay - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair

Placing social welfare costs onto businesses is an additional burden on employers and will result in job losses writes Ian Martin.

# sick-pay - Thursday 19 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Public service sick leave halved for most employees

The amount of paid sick leave is to be reduced from six months to three months.

# sick-pay - Monday 16 July, 2012

Bruton says sick pay row is a private matter for Cabinet

Last week the minister circulated a briefing document criticising Minister Joan Burton’s proposal to increase the number of sick pay days an employers pays.

# sick-pay - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

# sick-pay - Monday 18 June, 2012

Burton looks to play down tensions over sick pay reform

The social protection minister says a dispute about reforms to sick pay is not about her or any other minister.

# sick-pay - Monday 20 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses

The Small Firms Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation have condemned the government’s plans to shift the burden of sick pay on to employers.

Burton puts forward plan to make employers pay for sick leave

The proposals, which would see employers pay for the first four weeks of sick leave, are being discussed at a forum today.

# sick-pay - Monday 23 January, 2012

Mandatory sick pay "will lead to job losses and absenteeism"

That is according to the business owners who took part in a survey for ISME, who said that mandatory sick pay of four weeks will have a “disastrous effect” on businesses.

# sick-pay - Monday 28 November, 2011

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget

Retail Ireland has called on the government not to increase excise duty and not to shift the payment of sick leave onto employers in the Budget next week.

# sick-pay - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Employers slam Burton plans to make them cover sick pay

Associations attack reported plans that Joan Burton may introduce legislation making them cover four weeks of sick pay.

# sick-pay - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Government paid out €1billion on sick days last year

Irish workers claimed for 26 million days off in 2010, according to new figures.

# sick-pay - Monday 29 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…