EBS staff lose 'thirteenth month' payment

EBS workers have lost their case to have their traditional "thirteenth month" payment recognised as core pay and will no longer receive the bonus.

4th May, 2013
EBS workers protesting against the loss of the 'thirteenth month' payment in 2011. Photo: Photocall

EBS workers have lost their case to have their traditional "thirteenth month" payment recognised as core pay and will no longer receive the bonus, ending a dispute stretching back to 2011.

In a ruling delivered in the Labour Court on April 25, chairwoman Caroline Jenkinson found non-management staff at the building society, which was merged with AIB in July 2011, should not be entitled to the extra monthly payments as it contravened the no-bonus policy for...

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