Of course the BIG problem is that Eircom is Self Insured for this kind of legal action and there are 1000's and 1000's of Biddies out there.
Con Scanlon of the CWU is in a pickle here . The CWU has tried to hold back these cases so that they could offload the ESOT shares at a good price.
Con knew something
of the scale of the claims pipeline , naturally I trust he fully informed the Board of which he is Vice Chairman of these claim liabilities for which they should provision in their annual accounts .
The floodgates will open this year once some compo freak lawyers start to prepare and submit these claims on a large scale. Liabilities for Biddy and her medical problems in the years 2006 to 2009 are estimated in some quarters at about €30m a year, thats 2% of Turnover each year
Eirocm will try to increase Line rentals and the state pays over 20% of that already so
1. We the customers will suffer ....we already pay the highest line rental in the known universe.
2. We the taxpayers will suffer.
3. We the taxpaying customers will suffer twice over.
4. We the taxpayers will also have to pay to have rude boorish and deaf biddies clogging up our hospitals
Sheeessshh , will we ever be rid of Biddy in our lifetimes