30 Oct 2019

Radiographers strike again

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 30 October 2019

District Health Board-employed radiographers are striking again.

Apex Union has announced more than 80 'partial strikes' across all 20 DHBs.

The strike affects radiology services such as general x-rays, CT and MRI scans and mammography.

The union says the latest pay offer from the DHBs was punitive and included a massive reduction in promised backpay.

DHBs have responded that talks have reached an impasse, and they are asking the Employment Relations Authority for help.

Dr Deborah Powell spoke to Corin Dann.