Dental surgeons threaten industrial action over wage issues, if no response from Health Ministry

Public sector dental surgeons are threatening to take industrial action if they do not receive a response from the Health Ministry in relation to their wage negotiations by the end of the week.


IRIE FM news understands that the dental surgeons who are represented by the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (U-CASE) have still not reached a wage agreement with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health under the new compensation structure.


President of U-CASE Vincent Morrison told IRIE FM NEWS that the negotiations have halted because the Finance Ministry is awaiting a response from the Ministry of Health.

Mr Morrison said if a response is not provided by the end of this week, the dental surgeons will be taking industrial action on Monday (July 17).


Among the concerns raised by the dental surgeons are the fixed-term contract policy, and the classification of dental nurses and dental surgeons under the same bandwidth.


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