Two Hawke's Bay ACC medical advisers will join 39 others in walking off the job today because of what they say is their employer's "cavalier" approach to pay, conditions and wellbeing.
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Up to 39 senior doctors who process complex ACC claims will be walking off the job around the country tomorrow after pay negotiations stalled over a redundancy deal and well-being claim.
Five half-day strikes are planned by ACC medical advisors after mediation failed to resolve their pay claim – which includes a call for wellbeing and an equal redundancy deal to other ACC employees.
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