To: Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment - Simon Coveney

100% pay for statutory sick leave

Since 1 January 2023, employees have a right to 3 days’ sick pay a year, but this is only paid at 70% of an employee's normal pay. Increase the entitlement to 100% of an employee's pay.

Why is this important?

Sickness occurs through no fault of the employee, so why should they be punished for it?

In times when inflation is soaring, interest rates on mortgages are rising, and bills at the tills are becoming bigger and bigger, an employee shouldn't have to do without 30% of their wages because they were sick.