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    All hands on deck for COVID-19 testing in the Mercy Hospital Cork
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    Preparing specimens for COVID 19 testing in Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
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    MLSA Executive Committee at MLSA AGM 2019, part of LabCon 2019 in Kilkenny
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News

14/05/2021

The incoming MLSA Executive Committee for 2021-2022 met for the first time on May 13th and elected its officers. The committe membership is listed below:

 

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06/05/2021

The names of the recipients of the 2021 Cyril Keogh Academic bursary have now been published in the bursary section of the Members’ Area of the website. There were sixteen eligible applications this year, all from medical scientists who have completed MSc degrees in medical laboratory science disciplines.  In view of the fact that only seven bursaries were awarded in 2020, the Executive Committee agreed to extend the number of bursaries this year to sixteen so that each eligible applicant received an award.

Congratulations to all of the successful MSc graduates. Applications for the... Read More


23/04/2021

The MLSA received 6 nomination for the 6 vacancies on the MLSA Executive Committee for 2021-22.

 

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04/03/2021

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.


12/02/2021

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


12/01/2021

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


19/10/2020

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.

 


09/10/2020

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 mlsa2@siptu.ie 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. 


20/08/2020

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


23/07/2020

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.