Oh my God what an opportunity for the Minister for Education & Skills Ruairi Quinn T.D. and the government to take on a really straightforward issue and lay down a marker for all sorts of unnecessary excess, total extravagance and total waste.
What better way to show the Irish public that it is no longer going to put up with this rubbish and that the Irish “Gravy Train” is totally finished.
What better way to take on a ridiculously powerful union who are defenceless against something that is so blatantly wrong and corrupt. The union officials who negotiated this 70 days retirement “acclimatisation leave” originally must have been astounded that it was agreed to – the bubbly was flowing that night!
When such a clear opportunity comes along to management to sort out something that is so blatantly wrong they just have to grab it with both hands and display a little bit of mettle and lay down the smallest of markers. To not grab the opportunity would be a total catastrophe.
This is obviously a sad legacy from FAS that quotes of itself:
“FÁS enhances the skills and competencies of individuals and enterprises in order for Ireland to further develop as a competitive, inclusive, knowledge-based economy. It strives to do this through the provision of tailored training and employment programmes that suit everyone’s needs.”
(Oh my god … paper never refuses ink)
Ruairi & Co – this is easy …. accept the gift of the 70 issue and show us some mettle.. please.
It would be good for the country and for your PR!