Reilly intends to 'secure cuts from contract staff' not covered in Croke Park II
on 01/03/2013 14:17:54
Minister James Reilly says he intends to secure cuts from contract staff not covered by the deal.
Yesterday the department confirmed that the terms of Croke Park II could not be applied to staff contracted in for services as they were not public servants.
Among those could be people hired by James Reilly in the Special Delivery Unit.
These revelations threatened to de-rail efforts to convince public servants to accept the deal.
This afternoon a spokesperson in the Department of Health says that while Croke Park II does not cover pharmacists, dentists, doctors and a range of others who have contracts for services provided, Minister James Reilly wants all those working in the health service to share the burden that the country now has to bear and that should Croke Park II be accepted then similar reductions of a proportionate nature will be sought from others through other mechanisms