IDA members vote to accept public service pay agreement

Irish Dental Association (IDA) members employed in the HSE and the Cork and Dublin dental schools have voted to accept the new public service pay agreement.

The Association had recommended acceptance of the agreement; 94.4 per cent of members voted to accept the agreement with 5.6 per cent voting against. The turnout was 47.8 per cent.

Fintan Hourihan, the IDA’s chief executive, who attended talks on the agreement at the Workplace Relations Commission, welcomed the result of the online ballot and thanked all members who had participated in the voting process.

“The Association has written to the HSE and to the Cork and Dublin dental schools to inform them of our acceptance of the Agreement and to ensure early payment of the new higher pay rates, with appropriate retrospection,” he said.

The pay proposals provide for increases of 4.25% per cent in 2024, 3 per cent plus a 1 per cent local bargaining increase in 2025 and 2 per cent for the six months of 2026.

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Published: 29 March, 2024 at 12:02