Bereavement Leave

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE – INCREASE AGREED

The Association is pleased to announce that an increase in bereavement leave, particularly in the tragic circumstances of the death of a child or spouse / partner, has been agreement at the Civil Service General Council.

Bereavement leave on the death of a child or spouse / partner has increased from 5 days to 20 days. Bereavement leave on the death of other immediate relative has also increased from 3 to 5 days.

For the still birth or prenatal death of a child after 24 weeks’ pregnancy 10 days’ bereavement leave will be granted.

Please DPER circular 01/2017 for full details.

BEREAVEMENT GRANT

Members should also note that since August 2016 that a €5,000 grant may be paid on the death of a member or a member’s spouse/co habiting partner. Please contact a member of Head Office staff for full details.

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