Locum doctors protest at strike breakingBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6966.1393a (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1393
- Charles Essex
- Community Paediatrician, Auckland.
Doctors have been flown from Australia to fill the places of striking junior doctors at Whakatane Hospital in New Zealand's North Island. Ten of the hospital's junior doctors are on a three and a half week strike. They want a return to hourly rates of pay and claim that they were being called back after a full day's work to perform duties normally done by other staff.
Eastbay Health Crown Health Enterprise hired the locum doctors after placing advertisements in Australian newspapers …