Factsheet (for members)
DHBs want cuts
Their new offer is worse than before
- It's worse than an offer which an overwhelming majority of members already rejected.
- They’re delaying your first pay rise by seven months (two more than before).
Make Mon - Fri staff work weekends
- The DHBs want to move five day services to seven and can’t afford extra staff.
- Weekend rates are there to protects Mon - Fri staff.
Cut pay for new staff
- It’s unsafe and unfair.
- Reducing pay when we have difficulties recruiting in some services will increase workloads and put patient & public health at risk.
Put weekend workers pay at risk
- “Grandparenting” T2 weekend rates for existing staff won’t protect you from losing weekend hours to cheaper T1.5 staff.
- You’ll lose your T2 if you change DHBs.
- They want to stretch five day services across seven without any guarantee of additional staff. We aren’t even funded for five days and are already overworked.
- Because of the Clerical Cap it’s impossible for DHBs to employ extra clerical support.
- Won’t guarantee genuine engagement around the transition.
We want care
We doubled our offer for saving to $2.1m
- This would fund research into a safe move to seven day services.
- For staff and patients.
- We aren't even staffed for five days, let alone seven.
- Stretching us more will lead to exhaustion.
- Staff and our families can't afford pay cuts.
- Auckland expensive as it is.
Equality and fairness
- Same job, same pay. It's not fair for new staff to be paid less.
- Weekend work disrupts families.
- Where we have to work weekends it should be paid fairly.
- Genuine engagement over the move to seven day services.
A symptom of $1.7b Govt health cuts
We’re already overworked
- We’re missing breaks, working longer, busier hours, often for free.
Patients are already missing out
- There aren't enough staff or services.
Cutting pay won’t fix underfunding
If we don't speak up for patients, who will?
- The public don’t know DHBs are underfunded or why they’re missing out.
Strike action won our only gains
Strike action won us our first formal offer
- After eight months we got our first formal offer after taking strike action.
Strikes are empowering
- Strike numbers far exceeded our expectations.
- It’s built unity in departments and between occupations.
- Many have found it fun
DHBs are constantly trying to undermine staff
- They say we’ve never raised workload issues. We started in 2010!
- DHBs say the union is misleading staff and it’s members, despite having a clear mandate from members.
- In a recent press release they’ve misled members into thinking we’ll recommend this offer.
We have no choice but to take action
- We'll lose more money, workload and patient risk will increase if we do nothing.
- We've done everything to avoid action.
- We worked closely with DHBs to maintain life preserving services.
We have a legal right to strike
- You can’t be fired, disciplined or discriminated against.
More info: psa.org.nz/allied
- Last updated 2015-12-04.
- PSAAlliedFactsheetForMembers2015-12-04 pdf | 114 KB | Last Changed: 04/12/2015 1:22am