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Quick Resolution Needed In Senior Doctors Dispute

CTU MEDIA RELEASE

14 December 2007

Quick Resolution Needed In Senior Doctors Dispute

 

The Council of Trade Unions said a quick resolution to the senior doctorspay disputewas needed, following a majority decisionby members of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists in favour of industrial action.

“That 9 in 10 ASMS members have voted for industrial action indicates the level of frustration felt about this drawn out pay negotiation,” CTU president Helen Kelly said.  “This was not a decision that was taken lightly.”

“New Zealand hospitals are competing internationally for senior medical staff.  If public hospitals and health services are to continue to offer an accessible, quality and highly regarded service they must be able to recruit and retain senior doctors.”

“We urge District Health Board negotiators to come back to the table with an offer that addresses core senior doctor concerns about recruitment and retention.”

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