Minister confirms emergency leave with pay for health workers unable to attend work during Red Alert
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris has today (Thursday, 1st March) confirmed that all health workers, who are unable to travel to work while the Met Eireann red alert weather warning is in place, will be granted emergency leave with pay.
SIPTU representatives will meet with management over the coming days to the need for a national protocol for red alert weather warning events.
Important message for health service staff. Anyone who cannot get to work or whose work place is closed will receive emergency leave with pay & will not have to make up time. @HSELive will find way to acknowledge efforts of all who are working & keeping vital services going
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) March 1, 2018
To confirm that now we have a National red weather alert our staff will avail of leave with pay (no make up time) we will find a way to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of all those who keep our frontline services going during this challenging time #thanks
— HSE HR (@HSE_HR) March 1, 2018