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Enhanced arrangements for agency workers

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Finance Minister Conor Murphy
Finance Minister Conor Murphy
BT Coleraine

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has today announced new measures to assist agency workers in the Civil Service.

There are currently 2,500 agency staff working in the NICS. Under these new measures, NICS agency workers will be entitled to enhanced sick pay and special leave arrangements backdated with effect from 13 March.

Minister Murphy said: “During this uncertain time, agency staff are critical to ensure we can continue to deliver vital frontline services to our citizens.

“We cannot have agency workers who should be self-isolating coming into work because they can’t afford to stay at home.

“This issue needs addressed immediately which is why I am introducing enhanced terms and conditions backdated from 13 March 2020 for agency workers within the civil service.

“This is a worrying time for everyone and I want to do my best to reassure agency workers who are supporting departments that they will be protected in these unprecedented times as much as possible.”

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