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December 2018

December 2018

In this issue of To The Point, you’ll read a message from the President, learn about the hype around artificial intelligence and its potential effects in healthcare, 2018 bargaining analysis, delve into the history of the smoko, and answer some common questions around why the bargaining process is so slow.

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Sterilising Technicians Strike at Hawke’s Bay Hospital on Wednesday 23 January 2019

Sterilising Technicians Strike at Hawke’s Bay Hospital on Wednesday 23 January 2019

20 Sterilising Technicians and APEX members at Hawke’s Bay Hospital will take strike action on Wednesday 23 January from 7am to 11pm. Sterilising Technicians are responsible for cleaning, sterilising and packaging surgical instruments and equipment. The District Health Board (DHB) has refused to provide APEX members working as Sterilising Technicians with the same salary increases offered to their colleagues at other DHBs.

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Southland Anaesthetic Technicians Strike

Anaesthetic Technicians at Southland Hospital commenced a strike at 0700hrs today, ending at 1600 tomorrow, Friday January 11. This strike follows the strike in October last year, in an attempt to settle these essential health workers’ collective agreement.

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Ministerial Intervention Frustrating Settlements

APEX, the union representing allied scientific and technical practitioners in the health sector, supports the statements made on Radio NZ this morning by Jill Ovens, the co-advocate for the midwives’ union, MERAS, regarding Ministerial intervention in bargaining in health.

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Hawkes Bay Anaesthetic Technicians to strike for 48 hours

Anaesthetic Technicians (ATs) employed at Hawkes Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) have given notice of what will be their third strike in as many months. The strike will run 48 hours and is planned to start on the morning of Monday 17th December, running through to Wednesday 19th December.