Wednesday May 27, 2020

Council water jobs could dry up in next five years

There is concern among council workers about their futures if water services are transferred to a new body, write John Burke and Nicola Cooke.

21st April, 2012
A Dublin Council water worker.

More than 3,600 local authority staff went to work in the country's 34 city and county councils last Wednesday with new uncertainty looming over their employment.

The hundreds of engineers, hydrologists, administration staff, caretakers and general operatives working to deliver water to Ireland's domestic and commercial water consumers cannot be certain that their jobs will remain beyond the next five years.

The government announced last week that it would establish a new national water company, Irish Water....

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