Health unions come together to condemn recruitment freeze

Ireland
Public service union IMPACT has joined with the Irish Nurses' Organisation and the SIPTU general union in called on the Health Services Executive (HSE) for assurances that certain services will be excluded from a staff recruitment freeze. The unions have also criticised the HSE for failing to undertake proper consultation over the issue. The HSE claims the recruitment freeze is necessary in order to reduce overall spending by the end of the year. The three unions are backed by other health service unions including the craft group of unions, the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association, the ATGWU and the Irish Medical Organisation. [Read more at > IMPACT (EN)->http://www.impact.ie/iopen24/pub/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=88]

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