ACC staff to strike as nurses go back to negotiating table

A sign at a nurses protest.
A sign at a nurses protest. Photo credit: Newshub.

As nurses and DHBs head back to the negotiating table on Tuesday, ACC staff are preparing to strike.

Up to 30,000 hospital staff walked off the job on Thursday July 12 protesting pay and low staffing levels.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says it's looking forward to having meaningful discussions.

Meanwhile, 39 medical advisors are walking off the job at Accodent Compensation Corporation (ACC) on Tuesday morning, saying they've had a gutsful of the organisation's cavalier approach to their well-being.

The strike will begin at 8am as part of weekly rolling stoppages over stalled negotiations.

ACC says the salary increases offered to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is above the rest of the company.

Contingency plans have been put in place. Further strikes are also planned through August.

Newshub.