Radiation Therapists are throwing their support behind Medical Physicists who are striking from 12 March until 25 March 2019.
Pharmacy Staff (Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Assistants) at Canterbury DHB are set to commence strike action for 24 hours later this month.
Medical Physicists, who provide essential radiation services to cancer patients, will begin a 13-day strike tomorrow from Tuesday 12 March until Monday 25 March 2019.
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Medical Physicists, who provide essential radiation services to cancer patients, have voted to go on strike after receiving no offer to settle their multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) from their DHB employers after over seven months of negotiations.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has published a draft Therapeutic Products Bill and is requesting feedback on the drastic changes projected for therapeutic products regulation.
Anaesthetic Technicians employed by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board have given notice of a 48-hour strike planned to run from 7am on Thursday 14th March until 7am on Saturday 16th March.
On 13 February 2019, APEX attended a meeting at the Ministry of Health that had two major issues in focus.
Anaesthetic Technicians at Rotorua Hospital have walked off the job this morning to begin an unprecedented 5-day strike from 8am today through to 8am Saturday 23rd February.
The Minister of Health’s interference in bargaining between unions and DHBs is causing huge disruption to patients and the medical sector.
Northland Anaesthetic Technicians who are members of APEX will strike for 72 hours, from 0700 on Tuesday February 26th until 0700 on March 1st, 2019.
Northland DHB has rejected the proposal put forth by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) during facilitation with Anaesthetic Technicians represented by APEX.
Frustrated Lakes DHB Anaesthetic Technicians at Rotorua Hospital have now issued notice for an unprecedented a 5-day strike (120 hours of complete withdrawal of labour) from 8am on Monday the 18th of February until 8am on Saturday 23rd February.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians represented by APEX and employed by Northland DHB and based at Whangarei will take strike action tomorrow. The strike is due to frustration over not receiving any offer of settlement for their collective agreement from the DHB.
Lakes DHB Anaesthetic Technicians at Rotorua Hospital will begin the first of two planned 24-hour strikes tomorrow, Wednesday 23 January at 8am. Mediation between the Anaesthetic Technicians and the DHB will begin on Thursday 24 January, followed by the second strike which is scheduled at 8am on Friday 25 January.
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.
Intense frustrations have culminated in Lakes DHB Anaesthetic Technicians at Rotorua Hospital issuing notice for two 24-hour strikes to be held on the 23rd and 25th of January 2019, beginning at 8am each day.
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.
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.
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.