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Planning underway for Resident Medical Officer strike

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

Contingency planning is well underway at MidCentral DHB for an intended 48-hour strike by Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZDRA). Read more »

New Zealand’s public healthcare crisis worsens

Opinion – Socialist Equality Group

New Zealands Labour Party-led coalition government took office in October 2017 promising to address the severe crisis caused by more than a decade of cuts to the public health system. The previous National Party government underfunded healthcare … Read more »

0800 number to check if appointments affected by strike

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB sets up 0800 number for people to check if their planned surgery or outpatient appointment is affected by the junior doctors strike action on the 15th and 16th January Read more »

ASMS Advice on RMO National Strike(s)

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

In the last national ASMS Direct I reported on the challenges facing ASMS on navigating our way through anticipated but not confirmed resident medical officer national strikes. This included providing some context and discussing the DHBs bargaining strategy. … Read more »

Nelson Marlborough Health prepares for NZRDA strike

Press Release – Nelson Marlborough Health

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is preparing contingency plans to minimise disruption to the public during the planned nationwide strike of Resident Medical Officers (doctors in training) who are covered by the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) … Read more »

Junior doctors’ strike will affect some surgery and clinics

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Planned junior doctors strike will affect some surgery and outpatient clinics planned for next Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th of January Read more »

Christmas Eve strike at five Wellington practices

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors at five Wellington practices will strike for a full day tomorrow in the final action in a set of rolling strikes. Read more »

Further disruptions expected for Southfuels customers

Press Release – First Union

Further disruptions expected for Southfuels customers Rural customers needing fuel deliveries this summer may face further disruptions as a second strike notice has been served on Southfuels Ltd by its workers. Around a third of the companys … Read more »

Silviculture is synonymous with low wages and exploitation

Press Release – First Union

Yesterday, migrant exploitation was exposed in the forestry industry. The Labour Inspectorate has penalised Silviculture Solution Ltd (SSL), an associated company of CNI Forestry Management Ltd, 35,000 dollars for an illegal system of calculating … Read more »

More GP strikes likely in the new year

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Efforts to avert a full-day Christmas Eve strike have failed, and further strikes are now likely, after Te Rnanga o Toa Rangatira again refused to engage with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Raw deal for DHB admin and clerical workers getting worse

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is stepping up its equal pay campaign for DHB administration and clerical workers, in the face of more evidence that these underpaid workers are a last line of underfunding in the health system. Read more »

Unions urge Ora Toa Health to find compassion

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Unions urge Te Rnanga o Toa Rangatira (Ora Toa Health) to find compassion this Christmas Read more »

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