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The protesting workers gathered opposite Christchurch Hospital at Hagley Park before making their way to the Bridge of Remembrance. The strike action follows more than a year of failed negotiations with DHBs over pay and work conditions.
The march also stopped outside the Canterbury DHB offices on Oxford Tce. The Public Service Association, which rejected a late offer from DHBs that it called a "kick in the guts", claims "their employer refuses to offer a fair deal to conclude their collective agreement negotiations".