Belfast Telegraph

Friday 11 July 2014

Junior doctors meet to discuss HSE cuts

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.

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