Junior doctors resolve employment conflict with district health boards

Junior doctors during their strike action earlier this year
Junior doctors during their strike action earlier this year Photo credit: Newshub

Junior doctors have resolved their employment conflict with district health boards (DHBs).

On Monday, members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association (NZRDA) voted in favour of accepting recommendations made by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).

"The ERA's recommendations included a new change management process ensuring the NZRDA and its members are fully involved in any proposal to change working arrangements," said NZRDA senior advocate David Munro.

The offer follows 11 days of facilitation with the ERA over a two-month period.

Earlier this year the NZRDA held multiple strikes over work conditions and rostering.

Resident doctors feared proposed changes to rostering would leave them exhausted and overworked.

"We want the DHBS to remove the claw-backs," Munro told Newshub in April.

"This is not about money. It's about protecting provisions that have been there for many years to protect a vulnerable workforce," he said. 

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