ANGER AS IRISH WATER STAFF PROMISED €7,000 BONUSES – FOR DOING THEIR JOBS

first_imgPeople in Donegal have been left to drink water like this….while Irish Water bosses pay themselves bonusesTHE IRISH Water crisis kick-started by the Donegal County Council row over the body has taken yet another turn – 299 staff are to get average bonuses of €7,000…for doing their jobs.Staff who meet the criteria of their employment contracts will get the cash, the organisation has admitted.It follows a row over massive fees paid to consultants, and being probed in the Dail this week. Irish Water MD John Tierney told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee that so far, no bonuses have been paid but every employee has the opportunity to receive a bonus based on their performance.Minister Phil Hogan has defended the latest scandals, despite criticism from Labour minister Joan Burton.Local Sinn Féin election candidate, Noel Jordan slammed councillors who saved the council this week.“The people of Donegal had watched intently as it seemed certain that our local representatives would, at last, make a stand in defence of struggling families and vote down an unfair council budget. “Many people believed the promises that many councillors were willing to sacrifice their seats in a symbolic stand against austerity.“When it came down to it however, only Sinn Féin councillors and some Fianna Fáil councillors had the backbone to see it through.“I am particularly disappointed with local independent councillor John Campbell, who despite promising to make a stand, went back on his word, joined with Fine Gael and accepted the budget with some piecemeal adjustments.“How can Councillor Campbell call for a boycott of water taxes when he voted for our county’s water assets to be transferred to Irish Water? Where is the credibility in that?“The people of south Donegal deserve better representation than they’ve been given over the last number of years. I hope to change that.” ANGER AS IRISH WATER STAFF PROMISED €7,000 BONUSES – FOR DOING THEIR JOBS was last modified: January 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:000 BONUSES – FOR DOING THEIR JOBSANGER AS IRISH WATER STAFF PROMISED €7last_img read more