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Stopwork Meetings Held Over Health Redundancies

Stopwork Meetings To Be Held Over Health Redundancies

The loss of four jobs – three public health nurses and a clerical worker – through restructuring at Public Health South has led to the holding of stop-work meetings, PSA organiser Mark Ryan said today.

"Members have expressed serious misgivings about the restructuring and the job losses and how they will impact in a clinical sense and in terms of the delivery of public health services to the community. It is therefore distressing to note that, despite these concerns, Public Health South Chief Executive Brian Rousseau is backing the changes.”

“The stop-work meetings will give members an opportunity to discuss these concerns and to determine a plan of action in response."

Mark Ryan said that Otago PHS members are meeting on Friday, March 26 in Dunedin at 9 am and Southland members are meeting on Thursday, April 8 at 9 am in Invercargill.

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