• Medical scientists take first industrial action in over 50 years

    On the pickets at Beaumont Hospital Dublin
  • COVID 19 Hidden Heroes

    Preparing specimens for COVID 19 testing at OLOL Hospital Drogheda
  • MLSA AGM 2019

    MLSA Executive Committee at MLSA AGM 2019, part of LabCon 2019 in Kilkenny
  • Medical Scientists 20 year claim for parity and equal pay

    Picketing at Mullingar Hospital

News

18/01/2022

The application form for the 2022 Cyril Keogh bursary awards is now available for download in the Members’ Area of the MLSA website. Applications are invited from members who completed an eligible course in the previous two calendar years 2020 and 2021. See terms and conditions on the application form. The closing date for applications is Friday 1st April 2022.


09/11/2021

MLSA members in the public sector have voted by 94% in favour of industrial action up to and including strike action in pursuit of the union's longstanding claim for parity with scientific colleagues. The MLSA has issued a press release this morning following the results of the ballot, which can be found here.


26/10/2021

Ballot papers have been issued by post to all current MLSA members employed in the public sector, with the Executive Committee seeking a stong vote in favour of both industrial action and strike action. The closing date for return of ballot papers is 5th November 2021. 


26/10/2021

A further press release was issued on 29th September 2021 following the overwhelming vote at the MLSA AGM in favour of balloting members for industrial action in pursuit of the union's longstanding claim for parity with scientific colleagues in the health service. The full text of the press release can be read here.


22/09/2021

The MLSA today issued a press release in advance of its AGM on 25th September, advising that members will be voting at the AGM on whether to ballot for industrial action in pursuit of their longstanding claim for parity with scientific colleagues in the health service. The full text of the press release can be read here


31/08/2021

The motions for debate at the 2021 AGM are now available in the AGM 2021 section of the Members' Area. The AGM will be held via remote conferencing on Saturday 25th of September commencing at 11am sharp. Full details of registration for attendance at the AGM will be issued to members shortly.


07/07/2021

The MLSA hereby gives notice that the MLSA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 25th September 2021 at 11am. Details of the meeting arrangements will be issued in the coming weeks, subject to Government COVID 19 restrictions.The MLSA Annual Report & Accounts for 2020 are now available for members to view in the members’ section of the MLSA website.

Motions for debate at the 2021 AGM must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 3rd of... Read More


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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