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Steer clear of Queensland jobs, senior doctors advised

Steer clear of Queensland jobs, senior doctors advised

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is advising senior doctors in New Zealand not to apply for permanent jobs in Queensland, Australia, until the employment contracts dispute there has been satisfactorily resolved.

“The state government is trying to force Queensland’s hospital specialists onto contractual arrangements which would strip away a lot of vital working conditions and protections if imposed,” says Mr Powell, ASMS Executive Director, today.

“Senior doctors there are extremely concerned about the impact of the new arrangements on patients and the region’s health services, as well as what these will mean for their own employment conditions.”

Already hundreds of doctors have given their representatives letters of resignations.

“There has already been thoughtless talk of recruiting from elsewhere if doctors resign in Queensland, so we’re strongly advising New Zealand’s hospital specialists to steer clear of permanent roles in that region until the state government comes to its senses and acts to end the dispute.”

“Queensland political leaders need to stop behaving like spoilt children in the sandpit and start behaving like responsible adults.”

As part of the doctors’ campaign against the proposed new contractual arrangements, a website has been set up to provide information and perspectives: www.keepourdoctors.com.au

“We’ll also be posting regular updates on the ASMS website (www.asms.org.nz) as our members will also be feeling concerned about what is happening across the Tasman,” concluded Mr Powell.

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