Local Authority News 2011


Spending and employment cuts a huge challenge 

Maintaining the level and quality of public services with 6,000 fewer staff and €1.4 billion less current spending, against a background of growing demand for services, will be a huge challenge. That was IMPACT’s reaction to yesterday’s Government statement of 2012 public spending and staffing plans.


Waste privatisation dispute for Labour Court

IMPACT’s dispute over Dublin City Council’s proposals to outsource its waste collection service is destined for the Labour Court after a Labour Relations Commission (LRC) hearing failed to make progress. Meanwhile, the union has continued to lobby the city’s councillors, who have convened a special meeting with the city manager on the issue.