Files give further proof of Irish Water jobs deal

State caved in to union demands to fill vacancies

14th January, 2015
Documents that provided for filling of vacancies in Irish Water to maintain 4,300 staff

New documents have provided further evidence of the secret deal with unions to fill vacancies among the council staff working for Irish Water.

It comes despite attempts by Irish Water and the Department of the Environment to downplay the existence of the deal when it was revealed by The Sunday Business Post last week.

The agreement provided for the filling of vacancies to maintain the agreed “headcount” figure of 4,300 council staff positions in the...

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