Enda Kenny presses Croke Park body on need for payroll cost cuts –
Mr Kenny voiced the need to increase pressure to secure savings from the agreement at a meeting this afternoon.
He told the body that while the Government remains committed to the Agreement, it is facing extraordinarily difficult choices to meet its 2013 spending targets.
Mr Kenny said delays in reforms were not acceptable, and the issues around allowances must be brought to a swift conclusion.
He said the negotiations with the hospital consultants was an example of what could be achieved and the same principle had to be applied across the public sector.
Radical reforms in the local government sector will be brought to Government shortly.
It is understood that no financial target will be available until after further engagement at sectoral level.
Mr Howlin said that he indicated on 18 September that one category amounting to 88 allowances would be looked at with a view to eliminating them under the Croke Park Agreement.
Posted on October 12, 2012, in Government and tagged Brendan Howlin, Croke Park, Croke Park Agreement, enda kenny, Government, Irish News, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Public sector, Taoiseach. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.