Health workers have withdrawn the threat of strike action
which would have affected about 1000 staff in Otago and
The Public Service Association (PSA) said this morning it had
withdrawn notices of industrial action covering 12,000 health
workers across New Zealand after progress was made in
The 735 Otago and 182 Southland clinical staff (excluding
most nurses and doctors) had voted in favour of an overtime
ban and walking off the job for two to three hours at a time,
over three weeks starting late this month.
Workers were protesting an offered pay rise of 0.7% but that
had now been improved after mediation, the PSA said.
No details were given of the improved offer.