Deering calls on Minister not to proceed with sick pay scheme changes.

18th November, 2011

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has today urged the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton not to proceed with the idea of making employers responsible for their employees sick pay scheme.

“This would be detrimental to the many employers who are already struggling to make ends meet. Businesses in Carlow and indeed across the length and breadth of this country are under huge pressure in these difficult times, with falling margins, fewer customers, ever increasing energy costs and no available finance from our banks.

As well as the multi nationals and bigger companies this would also affect our very many small businesses who employ over 900,000 people and I think in many cases it would be a bridge too far”