Ireland - Bargaining collapsed in health care - November 30, 2016

The pressure to meet mounting public sector pay demands stepped up a gear as junior doctors confirmed they will ballot for strike action. Talks between the government and junior doctors have broken down over demands for the restoration of a €3,000 ‘living-out allowance’ that was abolished a number of years ago. The Irish Medical Organisation said the Department of Health had informed its officials that talks had stopped as the issue would now be handled by the new public sector pay commission, which started up recently. The break-up of the talks was an effective breach of a High Court ruling in October, argued the IMO.

English: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/hospital-doctors-threaten-strike-action …  

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