27 Aug 2020

Covid-19 updates in New Zealand and the world on 27 August

4:24 pm on 27 August 2020

A union representing medical laboratory workers says members taking part in partial strike action are being sent home without pay.

The company, Southern Community Laboratories, says none of those suspended are involved in Covid-19 testing.

But the union says employees who have been working long hours and extra shifts testing Covid samples are affected.

More than 700 workers at private laboratories around the country have issued strike notices for a 24-hour full withdrawal of labour from Friday, 4 September.

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