State pay for slow learners Croke Park review was flawed
• The implementation body is comprised of a civil service chairman, three senior civil servants and three trade union leaders.
• In Joan Burton's Department of Social Protection, whose budget is €21bn, only €1.7m of non-pay savings were achieved.
• Only four small examples of savings made were "independently verified", and not the entire report.
• Other than through the crude staff exodus, only a fraction of savings claimed are verifiable in the report.
• In Health, out of €238m non-pay savings claimed, actual confirmed savings amounted to just €7m saved in new lab rosters. New rosters in St James's saved €100,000 and €74m in procurement savings, but no breakdown is provided.
• Education non-pay savings of only €20m, and €17m came through shared procurement of services at universities, yet no verification is given
• Once Health and Education are removed, at best just €111m of non-pay savings are achieved across the entire public sector bill of €55bn.
• There is no reform on consultants' pay, the big barrier in Health service.