NOTE: By submitting this form and registering with us, you are providing us with permission to store your personal data and the record of your registration. In addition, registration with the Medical Independent includes granting consent for the delivery of that additional professional content and targeted ads, and the cookies required to deliver same. View our Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice for further details.

You can opt out at anytime by visiting our cookie policy page. In line with the provisions of the GDPR, the provision of your personal data is a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. We must advise you at the point of collecting your personal data that it is a required field, and the consequences of not providing the personal data is that we cannot provide this service to you.

Don't have an account? Subscribe

Consultant contract cases due to begin in June

By Mindo - 24th May 2018

Both the IHCA and the IMO have told the <strong><em>Medical Independent</em></strong> (<strong><em>MI</em></strong>) they have members involved in the upcoming cases.

An IHCA spokesperson confirmed the High Court hearing of 10 lead cases concerning what the Association considers to be a breach of the 2008 consultant contract will commence on 5 June. A four-week period has been set aside for the hearing.

 “Overall, in or around 700 IHCA consultant members have lodged summonses for breach of contract against their employers and five out of the 10 lead cases listed for hearing are IHCA members,” said the Association’s spokesperson.

A spokesperson for the IMO told <strong><em>MI</em></strong> that it “continues to support a number of the plaintiffs” in the upcoming cases.

Both the IHCA and IMO have been severely critical of what they regard as breaches of the 2008 consultant contract. It is alleged that salary increases due under the 2008 contract have been withheld.

In April, IHCA President Dr Tom Ryan said the State’s decision to “breach contract terms entered into with consultants in 2008 and the discrimination against new-entrant consultants represent costly errors”.

Also speaking in April, IMO President Dr Peadar Gilligan said the Government had “chosen an adversarial route through the courts in an attempt to defend a blatant breach of contract, which has seen consultants paid less than agreed following contract negotiations”.

He further criticised the new-entrant pay cut.

Leave a Reply

Latest Issue
The Medical Independent 20th February
The Medical Independent 20th February 2024

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read