Requested by: NZRDA Union | Response provided: 05/04/2019
Category: Hospital Capacity,Contracts

I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 08 March 2019. You requested the following information, and our responses are below each question:

In relation to the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) strikes that have taken place:

  • •15 January 2019 to 17 January 2019,
  • •29 January 2019 to 31 January 2019,
  • •12 February 2019 to 14 February 2019, and
  • •26 February 2019 to 28 February 2019.

− Any remuneration, including but not limited to incentives, of RMOs, Senior Medical Officers and any other employee for work carried out as a result of the strike actions.

− Any ancillary costs incurred by the DHB as a result of the strike action including, but not limited to, meals provided, taxi chits and/or alternative days off.

− Further to item (1) above, detail of all costs associated with, and time spent by any other staff such as administrators, payroll staff and managers undertaking tasks resulting from the strike action including, but not limited to, rescheduling of patients, contingency planning, calculating pay alterations as a result of strike action, drafting communication with the public and other staff regarding the strike.


Our response is attached


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