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