1 May 2019

Junior doctors deny working first day of strike

From Morning Report, 6:44 am on 1 May 2019

Junior doctors say figures suggesting many are choosing to work during the current strike are simply wrong. Members of the Resident Doctors Association are today beginning the third day in a five-day strike. The Health Minister yesterday released preliminary figures showing 72 percent of registrars, and 38 percent of house officers, worked on Monday this week. All up, 55 percent of junior doctors who were rostered on are estimated to have worked on the first day of the strike. A union senior advocate, David Munro, told health correspondent Karen Brown, the figures can't be right.