Strike action for Aneasthetic Technicians at Rotorua Hospital

Lakes District Health Board Anaesthetic Technicians at Rotorua Hospital are starting their first of two planned 24-hour strikes today.

Mediation between the Anaesthetic Technicians and the DHB is set to begin tomorrow, followed by the second strike scheduled at 8am on Friday.

Effective today, the Anaesthetic Technicians will be taking the collective action of 'working to rule' to ensure their health and safety.

This includes finishing their shifts on time, working no overtime, and taking their scheduled lunch breaks without interruption.

Sam Gardner