Press Release

Minister Reilly welcomes positive outcome of IMO NCHD ballot

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly has this evening (Thursday 14 November 2013) welcomed the outcome of the ballot of NCHD members of the IMO on settlement proposals negotiated between the IMO and the HSE under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission.

Commenting the Minister reiterated his “firm commitment to achieving full compliance with the EWTD”. He aded that this would be “greatly facilitated by the collaborative process (involving the HSE, IMO and Department of Health) agreed at the LRC and now endorsed by the NCHDs”.

The Minister will continue to “pursue as a priority other issues of concern to NCHDs, in particular the career pathway for doctors”.

In this regard Minister Reilly will be meeting next week with the Chair of the national group which he set up to examine these issues, Prof Brian MacCraith (President of DCU).