- Jan 24, 2009
RT News: HSE West seeks to cut working hours, overtimeHSE West health cuts will involve reductions in the working hours of 4,000 temporary staff; moves to eliminate absenteeism and the re-deployment of head office staff to other regions.
Details of the cuts and how the HSE plans to avoid a 49m end-of-year budget overrun were outlined at a meeting of the Western Regional Health Forum in Galway this afternoon.
Under the plan, the working hours of the temporary staff would be cut by 7,000 hours per week, the replacement of student nurses would be curtailed and overtime payments and travel allowances would be significantly reduced.
There is no way Noel Grealish can support the Government now