Belated trade union objections may delay plans to outsource the Department of Social Protection's support services for up to 300,000 long-term unemployed. The two largest civil service unions - the CPSU and the CSEU - have objected that the four JobPath contracts being offered to private welfare-to-work contractors are effectively privatising the work of Intreo employment services staff.
The objections have been raised under the Haddington Road public service agreement's privatisation and contracting protocols. These allow...
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