Health service to cut 3,500 jobs next year under revised Croke Park plan - The Irish Times - Sat, Dec 08, 2012
I know the policy is to comment but I think on this part the title says it all .. BUT how long will this last when one reads:About 3,500 posts in the health service are to go next year, a new Department of Health report has confirmed.
In its new plan for the implementation of the Croke Park agreement, the Department of Health says the Government is expected to set new targets to bring the number of staff in the health service down to 95,500 by the end of 2014.
“This will require a net reduction of at least 3,200 whole-time equivalent posts in 2013,” the report says.
The report warns that this figure does not include positions which were approved and funded but were unfilled at present. If it was decided not to fill them then the overall figure could rise to 3,800. The report was published on the Department’s website.
And also reads:Unions are expected to express deep concern about the implications of the latest proposed staff cuts on services.
Feel the luxury people .. imagine being called into your bosses office in a private sector job - told to sit down and then asked how do you feel about a "new incentivised career-break scheme" .. shur what am i saying, this happens every week in the private sector, doesnt it?Some highly placed sources suggested that the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive were also considering a new incentivised career-break scheme aimed at about 700 staff.