Bloomfield said it was disappointing, and unfortunate that the workers were using the coronavirus period to attempt some kind of leverage.

I don't think anyone will have any sympathy for that. I'm also not sure health authorities will be finding the time to prioritise these grievances and negotiations, given holding people over a barrel during tough times like this, tends not to hold much sway.

I'd like to think they reconsider before Friday. But I doubt it.