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ACC medical advisors on strike today – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The majority of highly experienced senior doctors employed by ACC to assess medical claims have gone on strike this morning for improvements to their collective employment agreement. The strike for four hours from 8am today is the first of a series of weekly rolling stoppages, says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association […]

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ACC medical advisors start rolling strikes tomorrow – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on ACC medical advisors start rolling strikes tomorrow – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“ACC medical advisors are poised to walk off the job tomorrow because they’ve had a gutsful of their employer’s cavalier approach to their pay, conditions and well-being,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). The 39 medical advisors will strike for four hours from 8am Tuesday 17 […]

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Health bosses need to step up – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Health bosses need to step up – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Nurses a vital part of public health system; health bosses need to step up “It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He […]

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A missed opportunity to address workforce crisis – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on A missed opportunity to address workforce crisis – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Health Minister’s Letter of expectations to health bosses a missed opportunity to address workforce crisis “The Health Minister has given hospital bosses a clear signal about the Government’s health priorities but has missed an opportunity to focus on one of the main ways to achieve those priorities – the specialist workforce in our public hospitals,” […]

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Senior doctors welcome Government decision ruling out PPP – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors welcome Government decision ruling out PPP – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors and dentists will be pleased the Government is taking a sensible approach to the Dunedin Hospital rebuild by ruling out private investment,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). She was commenting on news that Health Minister David Clark sought – and was granted – Cabinet […]

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Threat to New Zealand’s public health services re-emerges – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

“New Zealand has further cause to worry about the implications for our health system with the news that the US President is considering rejoining the international trade deal formerly known as the TPPA,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on media reports that Donald Trump […]

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Spend-up shows Ministry is out of touch – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Spend-up shows Ministry is out of touch – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Spend-up shows how out of touch the Ministry of Health has become “The huge spend-up by the Ministry of Health’s former Director-General just shows out of touch the Ministry has become with the real world of cash-strapped hospitals and shortages in front line clinical staff,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried […]

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Senior doctors ask Government for independent health assessment of trade deal – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors ask Government for independent health assessment of trade deal – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors is asking the Government when an independent assessment will be carried out into the health impact of the international trade deal formerly known as the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). “This is an important issue for our members and the communities they work with so we’re looking for some clarity […]

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Senior Doctors Back Calls to Fix Flaws in Equal Pay Bill – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Senior Doctors Back Calls to Fix Flaws in Equal Pay Bill – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals is backing calls for the Government to address serious flaws with its proposed equal pay and pay equity legislation. “This is too important to get wrong so the Government needs to fix the problems that have been identified in its Employment (Pay Equity and […]

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Senior doctors acknowledge Annette King’s work in health system – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The union for senior doctors, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), acknowledges the considerable work Labour’s Deputy Leader and health spokesperson Annette King has done in her time in Parliament and wishes her all the best for the future. “Annette King has been a very active health spokesperson for the Labour Party and was […]

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