DHB midwives vote in favour of strike action

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Health,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 2:48p.m.
Midwives will go on two-hour work stoppages for two weeks at the end of November. (Photo / Newstalk ZB)
Midwives will go on two-hour work stoppages for two weeks at the end of November. (Photo / Newstalk ZB)

More than 1100 DHB-employed midwives have voted overwhelmingly to reject the DHBs’ pay offer and go on strike.

Eighty per cent of midwives’ union MERAS members employed by all 20 DHBs cast their votes.

Of these, 90 per cent voted to reject the DHBs’ offer and for strike action.

Midwives will be giving notice from tomorrow of two-hour work stoppages every day on every shift over a two-week period effective 22 November to 5 December.

 

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