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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# section 38

All time
More than 7,000 health workers to vote on strike action in 2019
Siptu says staff are due an increase in pay following a job evaluation process.
# government wage
HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy
Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.
# not perfect
'We knew we’d overstepped the mark' - former CRC Chair admits ignoring HSE
TD Simon Harris said that the Clinic’s board showed “blatant disregard” for the HSE when it hired Brian Conlan.
# Committee wars
'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn
The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.
# Public Pay Policies
'Steady progress' has been made in ensuring Section 38 pay compliance
A letter from Minister James Reilly has detailed how ten organisations have confirmed their compliance.
# top-ups
Five hospitals and charities still not compliant with pay policy
27 agencies have also put forward cases to keep their allowances, the HSE said this evening.
# top-ups
James Reilly: Rehab not subject to public pay policy
The board of the Rehab Group is due to meet next Monday to discuss whether to disclose the salary of CEO Angela Kerins. Separately, Rehab executives will appear before the PAC within two weeks.
# Public Pay Policies
All non-compliant organisations receiving HSE funding to appear before PAC
“It needs to be done as soon as possible,” says chairman John McGuinness.
# top-ups
Minister: Decision to allow HSE boss keep his top-up must be seen in wider context
Tony O’Brien was granted a €26,000 top-up in 2006 that was not approved by the Department of Health.