Allied workers vote to strike

Ten thousand PSA allied, public health, scientific and technical workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action set to take place this month.

The essential DHB health workforce voted to ‘work to rule’ from 9 – 20 May and hold a 24-hour strike on 16 May.

The news comes after 18 months of fruitless negotiations, including facilitation by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) and a cynical legal injunction by DHBs to block strike action planned in March.

All the while our members, who work in dozens of roles in DHBs across Aotearoa, continued to carry out life saving work to get the country over the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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