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NZ strike hits cancer care

10th January 2007

A group representing cancer patients in New Zealand has warned of dangerous delays in their treatment as a result of a strike by radiation therapists.

The Cancer Society said the three-day strike, in which both sides are narrowing the gap in pay negotiations, will hit hospitals in the capital, Wellington, in the northern city of Auckland, and in the southern city of Christchurch.

It called on the New Zealand government to intervene to prevent patients being sent to Australia for treatment.

Radiation therapists are claiming a 3% pay rise for 2006 and a further 3% in 2007.

The government has refused to get involved in the industrial dispute.


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