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Occupational therapist: A significant number of Allied workers have left the sector

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 9 May 2022, 9:03am
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Occupational therapist: A significant number of Allied workers have left the sector

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 9 May 2022, 9:03am

Allied health workers are taking a stand against poor pay.

Workers from 70 professions are awaiting a pay offer from DHBs after a recent recommendation from the Employment Relations Authority. 

From today, they'll work only their rostered hours and take scheduled breaks but are threatening bigger action next week. 

Occupational therapist Dianna told Mike Hosking a significant number of workers have already left the sector.

“It is very hard to recruit to those positions. There’s a complex situation, but part of the issue is the low pay and the overwork and the undervaluation that the workforce is under currently.”

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