Nominations are now open for election to the Executive Committee for a two year term 2021-2023. The nomination form is available in the Members' Area of the website. Completed nomination forms should be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 15th April 2021.
The application form for the 2021 Cyril Keogh bursary awards is now available for download in the Members’ Area of the MLSA website. This year the Executive Committee has decided to allow applications from members who completed an eligible course in the previous two calendar years 2019 and 2020. The closing date for applications is 15th April 2021.
The Union for Medical Scientists has rejected the terms of ‘Building Momentum’, the new Public Service Pay deal offered by Government.
Terms of a new pay deal were set out before Christmas, however in a ballot 96% of members of the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA) have voted to reject the offer.... Read More
The Union for Medical Scientists is to recommend to members that it reject the terms of the new Public Service Pay deal offered by Government.
Terms of a new pay deal were set out before Christmas, however the National Executive Committee of the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA) has said the terms do not deal with key employment issues in the sector.
MLSA Chairperson Kevin O’Boyle said the Executive had discussed what was proposed following negotiations between the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DEPR) and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU... Read More
The virtual MLSA 2020 AGM on Saturday 17th October was attended by a record number of members and an update on motions is available in the Members’ Area of the website. Thanks to all members who participated. The attendees voted unanimously in favour of balloting members for industrial action if progress is not made on the MLSA pay claim. The MLSA has today issued a press release about the strong mandate it has received from its members, which can be found here.
The 2020 MLSA AGM will be held on Saturday 17th October at 10.30am by Zoom webinar. The meeting will be entirely virtually this year in line with COVID-19 Level 3 public health restrictions. All current members should have received an email invitation with a link to register in advance for the meeting. Please contact MLSA Head Office at email@example.com if you did not receive an email and wish to attend. The meeting agenda, standing orders and motions are available in the Members' Area of the website.
The MLSA Executive Committee wishes to announce that the rescheduled MLSA 2020 AGM will take place on Saturday 17th October at 11am. Due to the latest public health measures announced on Tuesday, it is currently planned to conduct the meeting in an entirely online format. All members will be able to attend virtually but registration in advance will be necessary. Online attendees will be able to speak at the meeting and to participate in voting. We regret that we cannot have all members in physical attendance at the AGM and that we must currently plan for an... Read More
The MLSA and ACSLM have today issued a joint press release calling for investment in clinical diagnostic laboratories, particularly in staffing and the long-awaited integrated Laboratory Information System. The joint statement summarises the issues raised in a joint submission to the Oireachtas Special Committee on COVID-19 response in June and is issued ahead of the AGM of the ACSLM today. The press release is available here.
The MLSA was invited to make a submission to the Oireachtas Special Committee on COVID-19 Response in June 2020. The MLSA Executive Committee and the Council of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine collaborated to produce a joint submission which can be viewed here.
The motions for the 2020 AGM are now available in the Members' Area of the website. The Executive Committee is continuing to review options for holding the AGM in 2020 with an Autumn meeting a potential option under consideration, subject to necessary public health advice.