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Industrial action

The DHBs have received strike notices for a total of 227 days, the majority of have been from APEX or the NZRDA.

The DHB recognises the rights of union members to take strike action in support of their pay claim, but this has had a significant impact on the delivery of services to patients and staff. The DHB is grateful to all of our staff who have assisted in maintaining life and limb-preserving services during the strike action.

The DHBs have made offers that are aligned to those accepted by the majority of our clinical staff and we do not think striking workforces should expect to get more than groups who take a more constructive approach to bargaining with the DHBs.