Wednesday June 3, 2020

Health deal is nothing but a lost opportunity

The deal that never was between health unions and the HSE would have represented real change in a sector that badly needed it, writes Aileen O’Meara

5th December, 2009

As the normally suave chief of the Irish Nurses Organisation (INO), Liam Doran, lost his cool before the television cameras on last Thursday’s lunchtime news bulletins, his members in Limerick were reminding him how they responded to pressure.

The INO’s general secretary, looking tired after days of tough bargaining and watching the carefully-laid unpaid leave plan slipping away, lashed out at the critics of a deal that was being carefully calibrated in Government...

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