• Industrial Action 2022

    On the pickets at Our Lady's Hospital Navan in May 2022
  • MLSA AGM 2022

  • Industrial Action May 2022

    Damp but determined - picketing at Mayo University Hospital



Following the exploratory talks at the Labour Court on Wednesday 25th May, the Labour Court Chairman wrote to both parties (MLSA and HSE/DOH) requesting them to return to the WRC for a short further engagement to explore “developed thinking” by the employer side. The Labour Court has set down a timeframe of three weeks for this process: any matters outstanding after the WRC process will be referred back to the Labour Court for a binding recommendation. The letter is available in the Members' Area under MLSA Industrial Action Information.

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The MLSA Executive Committee has today unanimously accepted an invitation by the Labour Court tomorrow, 25th May, for exploratory talks on the dispute with a view to assisting the parties. The MLSA has also agreed to the request of the Court to suspend tomorrow’s industrial action to allow talks to proceed. HSE/Department of Health have also accepted the invitation to attend. The MLSA has issued a... Read More


The MLSA has issued a further press release in advance of its second week of industrial action in pursuit of its 20 year claim for parity of pay and career progression with scientific colleagues. Two further 12-hour stoppages are planned tomorrow and Wednesday 24th and 25th May. 


An MLSA delegation met with the HSE and Department of Health on Wednesday 27th April, Due to the failure of the employer side to issue a proposal that the union could put to its members, the Executive Committee has voted to serve industrial action notice on the HSE and section 38 employers today.

The dates for industrial action are as follows, from 8am to 8pm each day:
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The details of the payment of the pandemic special recognition payment announced in January 2022 have finally been published. The HSE has issued HR Circular 12.2022 and an FAQ document detailing how the payment will be made and to whom, which can be found in the Member Updates 2022 section of the Members' Area... Read More


The MLSA has suspended its planned industrial action to accept an invitation to meet with the Public Sector Agreement Group on 31st March 2022.


The MLSA has today issued notice of industrial action by its members in public sector hospitals and laboratories, commencing with a twelve hour stoppage on Wednesday 30th March. Details of the planned industrial action are set out in this press release issued by the union today. The MLSA balloted public sector members in late 2021 and there was a 98% vote in favor of industrial action.


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.