IMPACT welcomes reversal of HSE decision to defer transport payments

1st December 2011

IMPACT trade union this evening (Thursday) welcomed the reversal of the HSE’s decision to defer the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by its staff. The union yesterday wrote to health minister James Reilly urging him to overturn the HSE’s decision.

IMPACT official Louise O’Donnell said the HSE ‘s move had met with universal disapproval. “Health staff are working hard to cut costs and maintain services, but they can’t be expected to meet the costs of running vital community health services out of their own pockets,” she said.