The Herald reports:
Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says it’s “disappointing” that a laboratory workers’ union is using the coronavirus outbreak as leverage in planned strike action.
But a senior Apex spokesman denies his union is using the outbreak as leverage and the timing was “just a coincidence”.
Coincidence sure. If it was a coincidence they’d delay it.
Apex, which represents DHB Medical Laboratory Workers and NZ Blood Service employees across New Zealand, announced plans to strike this Friday.
The industrial action is in support of achieving a fair offer to settle their multi-employer collective agreement (MECA).
Apex released a statement at 1pm this afternoon – the same time as Bloomfield’s daily Covid-19 updates.
Senior Apex spokesman David Munro said the industrial action was on top of ongoing partial strikes, which will be running until May.
They really are scum, aren’t they.