• MLSA AGM 2023

  • 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

What The MLSA Does

The MLSA provides support, advice and information to its members through its skilled professional negotiators and Industrial Relations officers, elected Executive Committee and trained local agents.

  • Representation at local and national level and through all third-party processes including the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court
  • Negotiation and protection of terms and conditions of work
  • Representation in consultations on ongoing change in your workplace
  • Dispute resolution at local level
  • Access to information on all aspects of your employment
  • Regular member updates on Industrial Relations and Employee Relations developments
  • Provision of individual advice and information on confidential work-related issues, e.g.
    • Disciplinary hearings
    • Grievance handling
    • Dignity at Work (bullying or harrasment)
    • Fitness to Practice
    • Superannuation problems
    • Individual contract issues
  • Lobbying and advocacy for the development of hospital laboratory services in Ireland 
  • Member of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and member of the ICTU Public Service Committee, Health and Safety Committee and Women's Committee
  • Member of the Staff Panel of Health Service Unions with SIPTU, INMO, Forsa, UNITE and Connect trade unions who engage with HSE and Health employers on all HR, IR and staffing issues.