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26 February 2014
IMPACT calls for “total rethink” of compulsory health insurance plans
IMPACT has called for a total rethink of health minister James Reilly’s plans for universal health insurance (UHI). The union says the funding model outlined in a draft white paper, which was discussed at the cabinet health sub-committee last week, would ...Continue Reading
24 February 2014
Unions lodge complaint to European Commission over excessive working hours in residential homes
Trade unions representing residential staff who care for children, homeless people and people with disabilities have lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission over excessive working hours. IMPACT and SIPTU say health employers are in breach o...Continue Reading
10 February 2014
Lá Mór na Gaeilge
LÁ MÓR NA GAEILGE will take place in Dublin on the 15th of February 2014 starting at 14.00 at Parnell Square in Dublin. The event is designed to demonstrate to Governments, north and south, that the Irish language has huge support and impress upon them th...Continue Reading
Homeless services pledge campaign #lepledge14
IMPACT's Boards & Voluntary agencies branch will campaign during this year's local elections to encourage candidates to pledge their continuing protection of Dublin's homeless services budget. The campaign follows the welcome decision of Dublin councillors to reverse proposed cuts and increase the budget in 2014.
Demand for services continues to rise. The #lepledge14 campaign is designed to try and ensure that adequate funds remain protected throughout the next term of local government.See the blog (below) to find out more.