Irish doctors taking working hours to European level
on 15/08/2013 11:58:50
The meeting is part of the IMO's "24 No More" campaign, which is aiming to force the Government and the HSE to address the working hours of Non-Consultant Hospital doctors.
The IMO is balloting its members for strike action in a bid to reduce the hours, which they claim put patients at risk.
Ireland and Greece are the only countries in the EU not to have implemented the European Working Time Directive, which prohibits working more than 48 hours in a week.
The IMO says NCHDs are regularly working 63 hours a week.