ACC needs to front up or hunger striker will die
MANA President says ACC needs to front up or hunger striker will die
MANA President Annette Sykes is urging ACC to enter into fair and just arbitration with hunger striker Mike Dixon-McIver immediately so the strike can end and Mr Dixon-McIver can start to rebuild his life. He is declining rapidly.
"Mr Dixon-McIver has asked ACC to enter into arbitration with an express commitment to good faith and justice, but ACC has crossed out these conditions because they don't want to meet a higher standard than the minimum provided for in law" says Ms Sykes. "It shows they just want to pay their usual lip service to good faith and justice so I'm not surprised Mike is holding out for a better deal."
"This man is much loved and respected for his years of advocacy for people dealing with ACC in the East Coast, Gisborne and Hastings, and now there is a strong possibility his hunger strike will end - not with the fair and just resolution he deserves, but with his death.
"ACC have persecuted him to the point of breakdown and bankruptcy and he now faces imminent death - all because ACC refuse to be accountable. ACC needs to front up now or face having the death of a much loved person on their hands.