17 January 2019

The NZ Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) industrial action which took place on January 15 and 16 is now complete.

We thank our patients and whānau for their understanding during the strike and welcome back our RMOs.

A second strike notice has been received for industrial action by NZRDA RMOs on 29 and 30 January.

Contingency planning is well underway to ensure patient safety is maintained during the strike. Further information will become available on our website closer to the strike period.

We respect our RMOs’ right to strike. RMOs work extremely hard and care immensely for our patients – they are a highly valued part of our workforce. We know the decision to strike is a very difficult decision for each individual to make.

You can read the latest media release from the 20 DHBs on the industrial action here [PDF, 92 KB].