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All Workers Will Get Sick Pay Rights From 2022.

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Employers will have to guarantee a minimum number of paid sick days.

Sick pay rights are to be given to all workers from next year.

Under proposals being brought to Cabinet by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar this morning, employers would have to guarantee a minimum number of paid sick days from 2022.

It's estimated half of workers may not have access to company sick pay at present.

Laura Bambrick, Head of Social Policy & Employment Affairs at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions is welcoming the news:

The creation of the entitlement was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

It will start at three days a year in 2022 - rising to 10 annual paid sick leave days by 2025.

Employers will have to pay 70 per cent of a person's daily salary, to a maximum of 110 euro a day.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says businesses and unions will be free to negotiate better deals with employees:

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