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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Staff

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# game
"We have to make a stand": Game staff to meet with PwC today
Staff are meeting with PwC representatives this morning and say they hope to receive clarification on their redundancy and whether PwC Ireland is looking after the administration of stores here.
# game
Game managers to meet with company tomorrow
More than 2000 jobs are to go in the company, which has more than 600 stores between the UK and Ireland. In total, 231 jobs will go on the island of Ireland.
# Thumbs up
Thumbs up! Taoiseach rings opening bell at New York Stock Exchange
Taoiseach Enda Kenny looked delighted to ring the opening bell this morning, which was one of the many engagements planned for him during his five-day trip to the United States in celebration of St Patrick’s Day.
# Jobs
Mastercard announces 130 new jobs for Dublin
The highly skilled jobs are to be created in the company’s new global office for technology which will be headquartered in Dublin.
# Health
Blood platelet service to be cancelled due to staff shortage
Blood Transfusion Service finding it difficult to retain staff for specialised job with anti-social hours.
# Overcrowding
Limerick Hospital so overcrowded that it is “unsafe”
Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have called on the HSE to implement the major disaster plan to deal with the overcrowding.
# Hospitals
Shortfall of doctors in Emergency Departments
A review by the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine shows there is an “unsafe deficit” within a certain grade in the Emergency Medicine tier, even after the recruitment of staff from abroad.
# Anglo Irish Bank
Protesters descend on former Anglo Irish Banks in Galway and Dublin
Protesters have gathered outside the former Anglo Irish buildings in both cities today to protest against the payment of €1.25 billion to senior bondholders.
# Somalia
MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings
The staff members were killed in Mogadishu yesterday. MSF has said today that some staff members are to be relocated from the compound there for security reasons.
HSE rolls back on expenses row
The HSE had said that it wouldn’t pay travel expenses to its staff – but reversed the decision following a meeting between the Minister for Health and the head of the HSE.
RTÉ defends timing of presenters' earnings press release
RTÉ insists that the publication of its top earners’ salaries was not deliberately timed so as to minimise the media coverage.
# Bankers
Survey finds bank staff have 'chronic' lack of confidence in management
Less than half of bank employees are happy in their current working environment, according to the survey of Irish banking staff.
RTÉ's top 10 earners revealed - altogether, they were paid €3.95m
The State broadcaster has released the latest figures for its top ten highest paid presenters – which show a reduction of €4.45million in total during one year.
State did not reject ESB package - because it hasn't even seen it
It was reported today that the government has rejected a generous ESB severance package due to be offered to staff – but the ESB says it hasn’t even approached the State with a new offer.
# Aviva
UNITE to meet Aviva management in Dublin today
Representatives from the union said that they will be letting AVIVA know “the fury and determination of staff” following the recent announcement about job losses.
# penguin jumpers
P-p-p-pick up a... penguin jumper?
There was a huge influx of special jumpers knitted for penguins after a New Zealand yarn store made an appeal online for the protective clothing.
# Health
HSE confirms long-term Dublin care home to close
INMO is angered by the move which is says came “without discussion” with staff – but HSE points to HIQA inspection reports which found the “old” building provided an “unfavourable physical environment”.
# Your Say
Poll: How many hours a week do you work?
With staff at the European Parliament refusing to work for a 40-hour week, we’re wondering how much time readers of spend with their noses to the grindstone…
UNITE 'stands firm' on ESB industrial action
The union said that its members were clear on their intention that if the State disposed of the company they would undertake industrial action.
# Jobs
Minister Bruton travels to meet with MBNA staff
The Minister will speak to staff and management at the company following the news that MBNA is to close its UK and Irish operations.
Strauss-Kahn applauded on return to IMF
The former head of the IMF requested to meet with members of the institution following charges against him being dropped.
# Superquinn
Superquinn workers retain conditions, while suppliers fear for payments
Terms and conditions of employment at Superquinn will stay the same under new owner Musgrave, while the Small Firms Association says it fears for smaller suppliers.
# Rostrevor
Rostrevor staff "owed wages"
Staff who worked at the now-closed Rostrevor nursing home have said they are still waiting to be paid wages and receive P45s.
# Gardaí
Gardaí endured "unnecessary hardships" during Obama and Queen visits
The Garda representative body says some members were denied “basic human needs” and felt “undervalued”.