Doctors seek meeting to 'save' IMO
The ?Save our IMO? campaign was established following revelations just before Christmas that the organisation?s former chief executive George McNeice was leaving with a ?9.7 million benefits package.
Doctors involved in a campaign to “save” their trade union, the Irish Medical Organisation, following the controversy over the pension payment to its former chief executive have said they have secured sufficient signatures to force an extraordinary general meeting (egm).
South Dublin GP Dr Cathal Ó Suilliobháin said today the 120 signatures required under the IMO’s rules for the calling of an extraordinary general meeting would be handed in this afternoon.
He said he is seeking the meeting to be held within three weeks.
The “Save our IMO” campaign was established following revelations just before Christmas that the organisation’s former chief executive George McNeice was leaving with a €9.7 million benefits package.
It subsequently emerged that Mr McNeice’s contract had left the IMO with a potential liability of up to €25 million.
The €9.7 million package was agreed after talks between Mr McNeice and the organisation.
Doctors involved in the campaign are seeking for the egm to consider a number of motions.
These include that an interim chief executive who had no previous connection with the IMO be appointed immediately and that all members of the organisation’s remuneration committee resign immediately pending an external independent investigation of the financial and management activities in the trade union over the last 12 years.
The campaign has also proposed a motion that all minutes of the council, management committee and any subcommittees (including the remuneration committee) of the IMO for the last 12 years be made available to members immediately.
The campaign has also proposed a motion that a subcommittee of seven members, elected by members at the extraordinary general meeting, be appointed by the IMO council to direct and oversee an external independent investigation of the financial and management activities in the IMO over the last 12 years.
IMO president Dr Paul McKeown has told members that a full independent audit has been commissioned and that a review of corporate governance in the organisation will be carried out.