Dáil Éireann - Volume 372 - 06 May, 1987
Written Answers. - Statutory Redundancy Payments.
Mr. Cullen Mr. Cullen
82. Mr. Cullen asked the Minister for Labour if statutory redundancy payments have been approved for the dockers who were employed by Waterford Stevedores Ltd., County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Labour (Mr. B. Ahern) Bertie Ahern
Minister for Labour (Mr. B. Ahern): I understand that the amounts of statutory redundancy payments due to these employees have not been determined because of a dispute with the liquidator of Waterford Stevedores Limited regarding their wages and periods of service, on which their entitlements would be based. Accordingly, the employees appealed to the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the tribunal heard the appeals on 8 May 1985.
I am informed, however, that certain information with regard to the wages and service was not available at the hearing and that the two sides were asked by the tribunal to engage in discussions in the hope that they could reach agreement on the details, which would enable the tribunal to issue its decision. I understand that the information required by the tribunal has not yet been forwarded to it and that until such information is received the tribunal cannot finalise its decision on the individual entitlements.
When the amounts of statutory lump sums due have been determined by the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the employees may apply to my Department for payment from the Redundancy and Employers' Insolvency Fund, if the employer has refused or failed to make the payments. Any such application  received by my Department will be dealt with as quickly as possible.
Dáil Éireann 372 Written Answers. Statutory Redundancy Payments.