Kitt, Tom

Wednesday, 17 October 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 542 No. 3

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Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Bill, 2000: Order for Report Stage.

I move: “That Report Stage be taken now.” Question put and agreed to.More Button

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Bill, 2000: Report Stage.

I move amendment No. 1: In page 3, lines 19 and 20, to delete “OR IS OTHERWISE POSTED” and substitute “OR OTHERWISE HAS AN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP”. Deputies will recall that at the winding up of the ...More Button

I appreciate that was my position, but my point was that the amendment relates merely to citation. It is not a significant point. I appreciate the Deputy was otherwise engaged in important work when C...More Button

I am reminded of the D'Unbelievables line, “We can't do that”.More Button

I am advised these amendments, which relate to the amendment of the Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 1991, are provided for in the Social Welfare Act, 1991, and unnecessary. The amendments referred t...More Button

We are dealing with an important subject. I agree with Deputies that this is important legislation and thank them for facilitating its relatively speedy passage through Commit tee Stage. There has bee...More Button

As regards the delays, I published the legislation in December 2000. The history of the Bill will show that much consultation took place, but I am not in the blaming game. The delays were not caused b...More Button

The bottom line on the issue of retrospection is that one cannot put a legal obligation on employers retrospectively because a constitutional issue arises. If private sector employers want to pay retr...More Button

I am satisfied that the Garda Síochána and Defence Forces are included under the provisions of the Bill as drafted. Neither class nor category is explicitly mentioned in the text as being excluded, wh...More Button

Is it in this amendment?More Button

In my view, any checks we carried out would show that we are satisfied with what is provided as a definition of “remuneration” in this case. I am told that it includes cash in kind. That might have be...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Job Losses.

I thank Deputies Penrose, McGrath and Naughten for raising this matter and express my sympathy to the employees who are to lose their jobs at the William Hill telephone betting call centre in Athlone....More Button


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