Wednesday September 23, 2020

The Croke Park deal is working for the public

Critics of the public sector have ignored the savings and reforms that are being delivered by the Croke Park agreement, writes Shay Cody.

19th February, 2012
The health service is set for more swingeing cuts this year. Photo: Provision

Impact union officials generally spend each February travelling the country, speaking to members at branch annual general meetings. This year is no different. However, the 2012 message to our mostly public service members is very different this February, and the message is stark indeed.

We're telling them that their employer - the government - is virtually broke. Regardless of how we got to this sorry state or who's to blame, the gap between government income and...

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