Dáil Éireann - Volume 500 - 10 February, 1999
Written Answers. - Local Authority Staff.
Mr. Creed Mr. Creed
161. Mr. Creed asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government when the commitments in Partnership 2000 to employ, on a permanent basis, professional staff who are employed through temporary contracts will be implemented; and if these appointments will be made through the Local Appointments Commission or by the individual local authorities. [3760/99]
Mr. Dempsey Mr. Dempsey
Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): In negotiations with staff representatives under clause 2(iii)A of annex 1 to the Programme for Competitiveness and Work, it was agreed that certain long-term temporary engineering and cognate professional posts in the local authority service would be examined with a view to classifying them as permanent posts and that a strategy would be developed for their filling having regard to the number of engineers and cognate professional staff in long-term temporary employment in the local authorities.
Discussions which have been going on with the staff side representatives on the mechanisms for implementing this agreement have not yet concluded.
Dáil Éireann 500 Written Answers. Local Authority Staff.