Wednesday 13 November 2019

Sixth day

As part of sorting out the health budget, the workers could keep their enormous salaries but work a six-day week.

This is the norm in most emerging countries and would increase staff, reduce employment and make over €2bn savings a year.

If they only did an extra half-day then we would save over €1bn a year. Call it the Treacy initiative -- from the same person who first wrote to the newspapers calling for a plastic bag tax over 20 years ago!

Dr Patrick Treacy

Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4

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