17 Nov 2023

Awanui lab workers to strike over pay dispute

From Morning Report, 6:17 am on 17 November 2023

Workers at the country's biggest private laboratory provider are picketing on Friday as a dragged out pay dispute remains unresolved.

Awanui Labs runs most of the community and hospital medical laboratories in the South Island and Wellington District.

Lab workers at Awanui are paid 30 percent less than their Te Whatu Ora counterparts following last month's pay rises for government lab workers.

APEX union lead advocate David Munro spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.