PSA members who are part of the allied, public health, scientific and technical DHB workforce are 10,000 strong and essential to New Zealand’s health system and our Covid-19 response.
Negotiations for their collective agreement have been going on for 17 months, with no fair offer from the DHBs.
DHBs do not have a mandate to bring a suitable offer to the table.
We are calling on the Minister to act with urgency and provide the DHBs with a mandate to settle the negotiations.
Fair pay for health workers is more urgent than ever. For many of our members, getting a fair offer is the difference between staying afloat and sinking.
These workers continue to put the interests and health of New Zealanders before their own every day, despite being constantly overworked and undervalued by their employers.
Head to our Campaigns.PSA.org.nz website and sign our We Are Allied petition now to call on the Minister of Health to provide the DHBs with a mandate to settle negotiations.