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Medical Laboratory Workers Strike Continues

Medical Laboratory workers throughout the country will continue strike action in an effort to further highlight equalities around pay within the health service.

Earlier this month workers across a number of hospitals carried out a one-day work stoppage to draw attention to their battle over issues on pay equality and career development.

Several attempts made from workplace representatives, the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA), confirmed that calls for immediate talks with HSE bosses HSE and the Department of Health simply fell silent last week, despite widespread publicity and support for the health workers strike demands.

A member of the Industrial Workers of the World and Medical Laboratory worker said that "It is inevitable that strike action looks set to continue, workers have been silent for too long. Strike action is a decision that health workers do not take lightly but we can see by the increase in strike action over the next few days, workers are fully determined to achieve pay equality for everyone involved. The Industrial Workers of the World extends our solidarity with every worker taking part in industrial action over the next several days and beyond."

Industrial action by members of the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA) on Tuesday and Wednesday will mean a further withdrawal of laboratory services from on both days as workplace representatives renew their continue demands for talks with the HSE and the Department of Health.

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