Impact defends rate of reform under Croke Park
25/04/2012 - 11:27:46
The trade union Impact has defended the rate of reform under the Croke Park Agreement.
It comes a day after the Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin warned that some allowances earned by public servants, and covered by the deal, would have to go.
A review of the payments was due to be finalised two months ago, but the high number being examined meant it had to be delayed.
Impact's Niall Shanahan has defended the fact that reviews are still being conducted, with just two years of the agreement left to run.
"You've a very complex public service employing 300,000 people. It's not as though you can implement all the reforms on day one and then watch it play out over four years," he said..
"The whole idea is that you manage the change process as the headcount reduction is taking place, over the four-year period. Any company in the private sector would do the same thing."
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