Doctors may strike as part of row with HSE

Doctors could be set to strike as part of a row with the HSE.

The Irish Medical Organisation is demanding management reinstate the €3,000 'living out allowance' for non consultant hospital doctors.

They say they wanted to negotiate a resolution, but are now taking their claims to the High Court next week.

Dr Paddy Hillery is chairman of the non-consultant hospital doctors' committee in the IMO - he says they'll monitor the outcome of the hearing: "At the moment there is a court action in place to assess this and to look at getting it reinstated.

"But if the HSE continues to break its contractual obligations, that they have entered in as part of the contract, we will have to consider all measure including going on strike."


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

No winner of Lotto jackpot

PSNI find suspected Dissident Republican arms dump

Government condemns white nationalism following violent rallies in US

LATEST: Mother-of-six and man killed in Ballymun shooting; thought to be feud-related


Today's Stories

Sister of murdered criminal killed in gangland shooting

Ireland must prepare for hard border, warns Simon Coveney

Canadian firm acquires Voxpro in €150m deal

Condemnation as mother of six shot dead in her home

Lifestyle

Can experiencing awe really make us better people?

Summer solutions to survive the school holidays on a budget

An Inconvenient Sequel offers solutions rather than problems

Irish fans remember Elvis Presley 40 years after his death

More From The Irish Examiner