Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ulster Bank must resolve technical issue without delay

HSE staff affected by bank glitch

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) moved to reassure HSE staff who have been left without their wages, as a result of technical problems at Ulster Bank. Deputy Doherty has also called on the Bank to resolve the issues without delay.

“Concerns have been expressed to me this morning that there was some sort of problem within the HSE that led to workers not being paid. Let me state categorically; workers were not paid due to technical problems with the HSE’s clearing bank, Ulster Bank.

“The HSE is contacting employees today to reassure them that the problem is being addressed by Ulster Bank. 

“It is essential that Ulster Bank resolves this problem as quickly as possible. According to the Bank, it may now be tomorrow before it is rectified. That is completely unsatisfactory to those who have been left with no pay.

“The Bank needs to explain what contingency plans it has in place ahead of the weekend. I understand that HSE staff who are paid on a weekly basis – as well as some social welfare claimants – are among those affected. These people don’t have cash reserves that they can dip into when required; they need their payments, and they need them now.”

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