HSE has told an Oireachtas committee 34 senior managers in eight so-called section 39 organisations, which received over €3 million in funding from the health service, also receive other benefits

HSE gives Oireachtas Committee details of executive pay levels in grant-aided bodies

Former minister for health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Frank Miller

Additional savings to come from reference pricing initiative

Fine Gael senator Colm Burke has criticised a lack of fairness and transparency in the filling of more than 1,100 administrative positions in the HSE.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

FG senator says taking such action ‘wrong’ and calls for review of hiring procedures

Plans to put bus routes out to tender have been strongly opposed by the National Bus and Rail Union and Siptu. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

LRC to host talks in privatisation dispute

The latest amended cost-saving plan, which was rejected by Siptu members, emerged following direct talks between management and trade unions at Iarnród Éireann several weeks ago and was based on an earlier Labour Court recommendation.

NBRU to ballot 500 members at State train operator on action up to and including strike

Ictu general secretary David Begg said there should be restrictions on water charges. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Ictu budget submission urges that water charges be restricted to high-income homes

Earlier this week Siptu, which also represents large numbers of staff at the two State-owned bus operators, warned that the plans to put 10 per cent of routes out to tender would “ inevitably lead to industrial unrest”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

NBRU members to organise protest march in Dublin next Wednesday

Siptu  organiser Owen Reidy said  members in Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus had made contributions to two restructuring plans which had yielded significant savings in recent years.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Siptu says proposals for some bus routes are flawed and a bad deal for passengers and staff

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