Impact claims last minute HSE changes have scuppered Letterkenny talks

The Impact trade union says progress in talks at Letterkenny General Hospital has been scuppered after management changed the goalposts.

The union says management has consistently sought pay savings of €390,000 to year end, and on that basis, the unions were close to a deal which ultimately would have led to the protection of jobs and services.

However, it now transpires the HSE are looking for pay savings of €1.2 million, three times the original figure.

This, according to Impact's Richie Carrothers has scuppered any chance of a local deal in Letterkenny.......

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