Scheme targets 10,000 public sector jobs

An analysis paper said that the targeted reduction in staff under Croke Park would not be reached unless another scheme was introduced.

6th October, 2012

The new voluntary redundancy scheme for the public sector, confirmed by the government last week, was the result of an analysis paper that said the targeted reduction in staff under the Croke Park agreement would not be reached unless another scheme was introduced.

Details of the scheme were first reported in this newspaper on September 16.

Last week's official announcement by the Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin, came as a surprise to many, given that...

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