Workers and union denied information on outsourcing
The Health Services Executive is going through a process of outsourcing home helps but has refused to provide workers and their union with any information about the process. Home helps took to the streets of Dublin to express their concerns and the SIPTU general union is worried about the impact on pay and conditions as well as quality of services in what is currently an unregulated area. [Read more at > SIPTU (EN)->http://www.siptu.ie/PressRoom/NewsReleases/2011/Name,14297,en.html]
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