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DHBs’ offer to go to radiographers
APEX, the union representing medical radiation technologists (MRTs), has agreed to lift industrial action while it takes the DHBs’ latest offer out to its members.
“Getting to this point has been a difficult journey. We are pleased that we are able to offer the radiographers an agreement that is affordable and is fair in comparison to agreements already reached with 90 percent of the health workforce,” says DHBs’ spokesperson Karen Roach.
“Patients and other health sector staff will be relieved that the strike action – which has been ongoing since July – is being lifted as from 3pm today.”
DHBs have been negotiating with APEX since August 2009, with the MRTs’ multi employer collective agreement (MECA) expiring in September. The term of the proposed agreement is two years through to 30 September 2011.
The DHBs’ offer includes: