- Apr 3, 2008
Like all the rumours everyone "knows" I guess.
No, because the person would not be employed by the Government. One of my former colleagues is in the same boat. Let go at the insistance of the Minister for Finance, despite his job being essential. Started his own (one-man) company and is now re-employed by my agency (approved by the same Minister) doing his own job at consultancy rates as the work was outsourced to his company.Quote From the post just before yours:
"It is a specific condition of the VER scheme that persons availing of the scheme will not be eligible for re-employment in the public health sector or in the wider public service or in a body wholly or mainly funded from public moneys."
Doesn't that rule out HealthResourcing. Or is a contractor mainly dependant on on public sector contracts not regarded as mainly funded as above if mainly funded meant grants presumably?
Yes I have often sited the exellent Dutch health service as the model we should be following. We can no longer afford universal free health care (not that it's free any more in ay case) so privatise it all, make health isurance compulsary and subsidise that insurance for those who can't afford it.There is a need to keep the Dept of Health in preparation for Fine Gael's planned abolition of the HSE,assuming FG is the dominant partner in the next coalition government. The HSE could be split in three with regulated insurers taking over its three parts,a system like Holland's excellent health service.
Of course you cannot ask managers to identify redundant positions and expect an unbiased answer. Whether in public or private sector, managers will always try to protect their own budgets and little empires. The easy answer is to conduct an independent review/ value for money audit (such as was carried out in my and many other state agencies) to identify such redundant positions and areas of waste.Possible explanations:
1.Managers are too cronyist to be trusted on whose jobs are redundant
2.Redundant workers are the laziest but are the top trade union supporters (on the theory that the squeaky wheel gets trade union grease)
3.The programme is a conspiracy to discredit the HSE in preparation for its abolition (Fine Gael want to abolish it and introduce a system like Holland's with heavily regulated private insurers and private hospitals)
Which workers did they not apply to then?Are you making this up as you go along?
The partneshipn agreement did not apply to all workers, are you nuts?
Pretty much any employee of a company that chose not to sign up to the partnership process, which was significant numbers, particularly among mnc's etc.Which workers did they not apply to then?