Health workers win right to permanent contracts

Ireland
The Labour Court has ruled that the Health Service Executive West has to give 90 long-term temporary workers permanent contracts. Management should have give them permanent contracts with the Fixed-term worker regulations were implemented in 2003 but the workers were only offered permanent contracts to work whenever work was available. The Court ruling now means the workers can get full-time, permanent contracts and it is likely to have implications for the rest of the health service. [Read more at > SIPTU (EN)->http://www.siptu.ie/PressRoom/NewsReleases/2007/Name,9531,en.html]

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