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Gilmore questions Taoiseach about HSE redundancy plan concerns

Posted on November 02, 2010 at 07:41 PM

The short time frame for the Government's proposed HSE redundancy scheme was raised today during Leaders' Questions by the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD.

Deputy Gilmore said the issue is not whether there should be a voluntary scheme, something Labour has advocated since the publication of our policy document on the reform of the HSE (which you can download in our policy section); but the time scale which the scheme is proposed to be carried out.

"The issue is that having delayed until now to bring forward the scheme, is it practical to have t carried out in this short timeframe?

"Are these dates, 19th November and 30th November, absolute, or is it intended that if practical difficulties encountered in the scheme, the dates will be extended."

Eamon's contribution can be viewed in the accompanying video while you can read the full transcript on the Oireachtas website. In addition you can read more of our six-point plan to reform the HSE - The Road to Recovery in our policy section.

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