Participants of Community Employment (CE) and TÚS schemes whose contracts were due to finish over the period since last October, are now to benefit from a further extension up to the 2nd July.
That has been confirmed today by Mayo Fine Gael deputy Michael Ring.
Deputy Ring says that the work that CE and TÚS workers carry out is absolutely vital to local communities right across Mayo and it’s important that there’s continuity and certainty for both schemes throughout the current restrictions.
Under the Government’s July Stimulus Programme last year, approval was secured for 3,000 additional places to support CE and TÚS schemes.
“Filling these additional places, as well as those arising from existing vacancies will be an absolute priority for Government, once the economy and society begins to move beyond COVID and public health restrictions ease. The Department would like to re-assure participants of CE and TÚS projects that contracts due to end post 2nd July 2021, will be done on a planned and phased basis” Deputy Ring concluded.