Irish Water to cut 382 jobs by next year

Unions had threatened to strike over the company’s plan

29th May, 2016
An Irish Water bill

Irish Water has reached agreement with unions on a 10 per cent cut in jobs by the end of the year. Unions had threatened to strike over the company’s plan to reduce the number of water service workers employed by 31 councils.

But Irish Water agreed a two-year deal to see the number of operational water service staff drop from 3,553 at the end of 2015 to 3,171 by January 1, 2017. This is 382...

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