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O'Neill calls on Head of Civil Service to clarify holiday pay position

19 June, 2019 - by Michelle O'Neill


Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill MLA has asked the Head of the Civil Service to detail the potential implications for other government departments following the Court of Appeal Ruling on the backdated holiday pay for PSNI staff.

Speaking after the Department of Finance confirmed it was in discussions with unions following the ruling that PSNI staff were owed backpay totalling up to an estimated £40 million over 20 years.

Michelle O’Neill commented: 

“Clearly this case has potential implications right across the public sector and it is important that workers receive the correct pay to which they are entitled.

“In relation to the possible and significant budgetary impact on the wider public sector, it’s crucial we are fully aware as soon as possible of the current legal position and the potential future implications.

“I have written to the Head of the Civil Service on that basis.”

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