State faces compensation bill over EU law

The state may have to pay hefty compensation bills to public service workers if it fails to implement EU legislation on time, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

26th March, 2005

The state may have to pay hefty compensation bills to public service workers if it fails to implement EU legislation on time, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

Last month, the rights commissioner, who investigates workers' disputes, found that several government departments were in breach of the 1999 EU directive on fixed-term work, which governs the pay and working conditions of fixed-term contract staff in the civil service.

The rights commissioner ordered the state to pay...

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