• 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

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.