Junior doctors meet to discuss HSE cuts
Published 29/03/2009 | 09:39
Junior doctors are to meet today to discuss the HSE's cost-saving proposals which they believe will adversely affect their pay and conditions.
The Irish Medical Organisation called the meeting, which will take place later in Dublin, to decide on a response to the cutbacks.
The Health Service Executive's proposals, which are aimed at saving over €40 million, involve a reduction in overtime rates, the suspension of training grants and the ending of various allowances.
Meanwhile, a High Court challenge taken by six junior doctors against the HSE over the proposed cuts will be heard next month.