HSE TO APPEAL EMPLOYMENT APPEALS TRIBUNAL RULING OVER CONSULTANTS PAY
The HSE has said it will appeal the outcome of an Employment Appeals Tribunal ruling relating to hospital consultants pay.
Up to 2,000 hospital consultants could be set to receive millions of euro in compensation over the HSE’s failure to honour a contract agreed in 2008.
The doctors were to receive higher salaries in return for treating more public patients.
The test cases could lead to a total payout of around 100 million euro to consultants.
Martin Wall, the Industry Correspondent with the Irish Times says the stakes are high:
“There were 2,000 consultants affected at the time, a number would have retired – those who retired their pensions, their lump sums would all be affected by this – so the stakes here are very high” he said.
“We’re not at an end, this will be appealed and…other cases in the courts in the months and probably years ahead”.
“But the stakes here are very, very high” he added.