News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Strike notices served but mediation set down


Strike notices served but further mediation set down

The PSA and New Zealand Nurses Organisation have served strike notices on the Southland District Health Board for industrial action to commence on September 22 and conclude on October 14, PSA Organiser Mark Ryan said today.

The action notified to the SDHB includes rolling stoppages, a two-day strike, work-to-rule, overtime call-back, and on-call duty roster bans. The notices also include an anti-suspension measure whereby if any union member is suspended as a consequence of work bans, then all union members will walk off the job until those suspensions are lifted.

Mark Ryan said the action was an unfortunate but necessary step in the pursuit of a fair and reasonable settlement for union members covered by the Professional, Technical and Related Collective Employment Agreement.

"The action is a reflection of the seriousness with which union members view achieving a satisfactory outcome to this round of bargaining. However, in a further effort to stave off the action, there will be another attempt at mediation on September 17, an offer instigated by the unions after the failure of the last mediation."

Mark Ryan said the PTR covers allied health professionals who include amongst others occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, nurses, and pharmacists.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis Review: Reclaiming The N-Word - Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman

Black resistance to institutional racism in the US has a long, tangled, and traumatic intellectual history. Although we may have assumed much too easily that white supremacists like David Duke had become marginalised as a political force, in reality they never really disappeared ... More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Minstrel in The Gallery - Sam Hunt's Selected Poems

Perhaps the most striking aspect of Sam Hunt's poetry is its quality of urgent authenticity. Encountering this latest compilation, the reader is immediately struck by its easy accessibility, tonal sincerity, and lack of linguistic pretension ... More>>

A Matter Of Fact: Truth In A Post-Truth World

How do we convincingly explain the difference between good information and misinformation? And conversely, how do we challenge our own pre-conceived notions of what we believe to be true? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: The Road To Unfreedom

Valerie Morse: Yale professor of history Tim Snyder publishes a stunning account of the mechanisms of contemporary Russian power in US and European politics. In telling this story he presents both startling alarms for our own society and some mechanisms of resistance. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland