‘Secret deal’ with unions sees Irish Water fill 300 vacancies

More than 300 vacant water service jobs were approved for filling last year as part of the “secret deal” between Irish Water and unions.

15th April, 2015

This agreement provided for the filling of vacancies to maintain the agreed staffing figure of 4,300 council workers in the water services sector last year. Under the deal, planned retirements of water service staff during the year were to be “automatically replaced”.

When The Sunday Business Post revealed the existence of the deal back in January, there was a deliberate attempt by Irish Water to downplay it.

But new figures show that approval was...

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