Health care workers: "Why we are striking"

Health care workers: "Why we are striking"

Quality care every day: We need fully-funded seven-day public health services so all Kiwis get quality care when we need it.




Kiwis are missing out on quality care because the Government has cut $1.7b from public health.

Waiting lists are long, services are often unavailable, and issues of access are growing. The government is ignoring the importance of health spending, and this is affecting people’s health and wellbeing because of their reduced access to care.

Health workers are working hard to protect patients from the Government’s health cuts by missing breaks, working long, busy shifts and often for free.

It’s taking its toll on us and the quality of care we provide.

We love our jobs and our patients.

We want to be able to provide care to all new zealanders safely and suitably. We need the funding that fits us. At the moment, we’re donating a lot of our time in goodwill for the good of patients in our community. We care, but we’re stretched.

Quality health care for the Auckland community starts with having enough staff to cover services seven days a week.

At the moment, many Auckland staff in non-nursing professions work five days a week. The Auckland DHBs want to extend this service to seven days to meet the needs of the community. But the funding for increasing the service will come from offering new staff a reduced rate for their weekend work.

Your deserve quality care every day, and we want to provide it.

You can help

Sign the Action Station petition to Save our Public Healthcare

Check out the PSA Fact Sheet here

Message from PSA: Please support striking PSA members stand up for quality public Health services – at the following times and places: 

  • Auckland DHB – Wednesday 18 November 8am – 10am (inc WDHB Anaesthetic Technicians) ·         Auckland Hospital – Outside main entrance on Park Road
  • Greenlane Hospital – Outside main entrance on Greenlane West Road
  • Counties Manukau DHB – Thursday 19 November 8am – 10am ·         Middlemore Hospital – Outside main entrance on Hospital Road (near Train station)
  • Whirinaki – 7 Springs Road, East Tamaki (All Mental Health Community, Botany, Papakura and Spinal Unit