IMO says its open to talks

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IMO says its open to talks

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8:48 AM - 3 Sep 2013



The Irish Medical Organisation says it's still open to talks aimed at averting a junior doctors strike - but warned that the HSE is showing no signs of giving in to demands. 

Last night, 97 per cent of those balloted by the IMO voted in favour of industrial action - which could come by the end of the month.

The dispute is focused on working hours - with some non-consultant doctors working up to 100 hours per week - which contravenes an EU directive.

There are now calls for the Health Minister to intervene in the the dispute.

A Medical Organisation strike committee will meet today to discuss their options.

The IMO's Assistant Director of Industrial Relations - Eric Young - say it's open to talks - but the HSE has shown no signs of the same. 



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