Medical lab workers strike for better pay offer
Medical laboratory employees are crucial to the diagnosis of patient disorders, APEX senior advocate for laboratory workers David Munro said (file photo). Five hundred medical laboratory workers at DHBs and the New Zealand Blood Service are going on strike on Friday. "The work of medical laboratory employees leads to the diagnosis of 90 per cent of all patient disorders," APEX senior advocate for laboratory workers David Munro said. The lab workers are striking for "an equitable salary offer", after rejecting one made more than two months ago, a statement from the union said. The union is calling for a slice of the $7.5 billion government surplus for a settlement not only for the lab workers, but also for radiographers and psychologists who are also taking strike action.