How Unions clinched secret staff deal with Irish water
The government agreed a secret deal with trade unions to fill vacancies among the 4,300 council staff working for Irish Water. The agreement has cast major doubts on the ability of Irish Water to achieve its target of reducing running costs by 7 per cent this year.
Its only way of reducing staff costs is to hold back from filling vacancies left by retiring staff because the jobs of serving council staff are protected under the Haddington...
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