HSE still keen to engage with unions

The Health Service Executive has said it wants to work with unions on reforms in the health sector, despite the collapse of talks with the Government last week.

Agreement had been reached on a number of issues but unions say only in return for guarantees on job security and pay.

The HSE said that despite the conclusion of the talks, it wants to re-engage with unions on the "agreed" vision.

However, IMPACT trade union said cooperation ended when the Government rejected unions' alternative plan for public sector savings, and it described the HSE's suggestion as "naive".


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