Thursday February 27, 2020

HSE moves to break union grip on staff probes

Bosses want end to employees approving investigating teams

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
20th March, 2016
Five psychiatric nurses at Áras Attracta in Co Mayo recently sued the HSE Pic: RollingNews.ie

The HSE has urged the Department of Health to legislate for a major overhaul of investigative and disciplinary procedures that would end the unions' veto on investigations.

The HSE wants to be able to overturn existing policies that allow the 100,000-plus health service employees to approve their own investigating team in HSE probes, even after a serious physical or sexual allegation of abuse has been made against them.

The HSE believes the organisation is being...

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