The MLSA Membership Application form is available as a PDF document.


A blank application form should be printed off and filled out by hand. Completed application forms should be returned to Head Office and should be accompanied by the appropriate subscription amount or mandate form.


Applications received without the appropriate subscription or mandate will not be processed.


Please click on the link below to download the form:

Membership Form


When you sign up

When you sign up to the MLSA you can opt in to receive MLSA Advantages with discounts worth €450 including:
  • 9 months FREE Salary Protection worth €260*
  • €70 OFF Car Insurance**
  • €120 OFF Home Insurance***
  • Lowest price Life Insurance PLUS a 5% discount****
  • No refund, no fee Tax Return Service†

For eligibility and full terms and conditions please visit


Reasons to join the MLSA

The Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA) is a Registered Trade Union, an affiliate of Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) and a Member of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).


The MLSA is run by a ten person elected Executive, who instruct the Secretariat to carry out policy set by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.


The MLSA provide advice and representation through their skilled and professional negotiators / Industrial Relations Officers on the following issues:

  • Representation at Local and National level
  • Representation at all 3rd Party processes i.e.
    • Labour Relations Commission (LRC)
    • Rights Commissioners
    • Labour Court
    • Employment Appeals Tribunals
  • Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • Salary rates
  • Health and Safety advice
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Grievance handling
  • Dignity at Work
  • Dispute resolution at local level
  • Superannuation problems

In addition MLSA members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Access to a Network of Trained Local Agents
  • Access to a range of Financial Services at discounted/preferential rates
  • Access to members only information on the MLSA Website
  • Members update on a quarterly basis
  • Annual Report

When you join the MLSA you become part of a democratic, member centred, rule based Trade Union. Accordingly, all MLSA members receive an invitation to the Annual General Meeting, the policy making forum of the Association, and therefore have a say on how the union is run.


The MLSA are the sole Trade Union with representative and negotiation rights for Medical Scientists. For almost fifty years we have ensured that Medical Scientists have had secure tenure of employment, good prospects of promotion and career advancement coupled with a just Salary and fair Terms and Conditions.


If you have any queries regarding MLSA membership please contact MLSA head office.