Care centre staff’s PRSI benefits frozen in legal stand-off

Workers at a home for women with intellectual disabilities are caught in a crossfire between Sisters of Charity and HSE

15th March, 2020
Care centre staff’s PRSI benefits frozen in legal stand-off
St Vincent’s Centre in Cork: after two critical Hiqa reports, the HSE took over from the Sisters of Charity in March 2017

Staff at St Vincent’s Centre in Cork, a home for women with intellectual disabilities, have been deprived of pension, PRSI and salary benefits for three years due to a legal stand-off between a religious order and the HSE.

Also affected are the 25 residents at the centre, a small number of whom are Magdalene laundry survivors. They continue to face uncertainty about their future as the dispute, which is the subject of High...

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