Ngā kaupapa: Employment, Health

Doctor’s strike is not about pay - Union

By Aroha Treacher

Neke atu i te toru mano o ngā tākuta teina nō ngā Poari Hauora ā-rohe rua tekau kāore i tae atu ki te mahi i te rā nei. Ā, e ai ki a rātou, ka pērā rātou i ngā haora e whā tekau mā waru hei tū totohe mō ētahi haora mahi pai.

Kei te tuwhera tonu ngā kuaha o ngā hōhipera, engari horekau he tākuta teina e kitea ana.

E ai kit e Māngai o DHB a Julie Patterson, “We want them back on the job so it has to be able to be resolved we have to get around the table and talk as soon as the strike is over.”

Ko te hiahia o ngā tākuta teina kia mahi i ngā rā 10 karapitipi, kaua ko te 12 karapīpiti, me mahi i ngā pō e whā karapīpiti, kaua ko te 7 karapīpiti.

Hei tā Deborah Powell no Resident Doctors Association, “We believe the District Health Boards are trying to make it about pay but it isn't. It's about the number of hours we're working.”

“On average across New Zealand they work 53 hours a week, yes there are some 12 day stints in there and there are occasionally 16 hour days and it does vary how often they do that,” hei tā Patterson.

Heoi, ko tā ngā poari hauora ā-rohe ka tāea tonu e rātou te mahi i te mahi.

E ai ki te Rangatira o Hauora kit e Ika a Maui a Dr John Gommans, “Well we've had two weeks to plan so we've got all the rosters filled with plenty of senior doctors doubling up and we're very confident that we're going to provide safe care for people with urgent problems and emergencies and trauma.”

Tekau ngā marama kua hipa mai i ngā whakawhitinga kōrero, heoi, e whā ngā tau tēnei tautohe e haere ana. E hiahia ana ngā poari hauora ā-rohe ki te whai rongoa, pēra i te hiki i te utu mā te 5 ōrau me te mahi i ngā rā 10 karapīpiti noa.

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