IMO Statement - Agreement to put proposals re Consultant Pay and Career Structure to a ballot of members.
Agreement to put proposals re Consultant Pay and Career Structure to a ballot of members.
No recommendation will issue from the IMO
10.45pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014. The IMO Consultant and NCHD Committees met in joint session this evening and have decided to put the LRC proposals concerning consultant pay and career structure to a ballot of members.
The IMO has continuously highlighted the real crisis in the Irish health services in terms of the recruitment and retention of Irish trained doctors , a crisis that has been exacerbated by the 30% pay cut unilaterally imposed on new entrants in 2012.
While acknowledging that these proposals are an improvement on the existing terms they do not restore full parity among the consultant body. The two committees agreed that the LRC proposals merit detailed consideration by members and therefore a ballot will issue in the coming weeks. The proposals will now issue with no recommendation from the IMO.