More than 22,000 hospital workers will strike MORGEN tomorrow – and the union admits that it will cause delays for patients
- About 22,000 employees in public hospitals will strike in New South Wales
- Paramedics, security personnel among those protesting about safety concerns at work
- Head of the Union, there may be some delays for & # 39; routine business & # 39; during a 4-hour strike
Approximately 22,000 public hospital staff will strike in New South Wales due to workplace safety concerns, with organizers insisting that patients are not at risk.
Health Services Union delegates voted earlier in July to stop work on Thursday because they are fighting for more security in state hospitals.
The strike lasts one to four hours in individual hospitals. There will also be a meeting outside the NSW Ministry of Health Offices in North Sydney at 8 a.m.
Approximately 22,000 public hospital staff will attack NSW due to workplace safety concerns, with organizers insisting that patients are not at risk (stock image)
HSU NSW secretary Gerard Hayes says that patients are not at risk during the strike action on Thursday.
& # 39; We have skeleton teams within our membership to care for patients, & # 39; he said to reporters on Wednesday.
& # 39; This is about protecting patients in a health environment, it's not about endangering patients, so we'll ensure that every patient's need is addressed. & # 39;
Hayes admits that there may be some delay for & # 39; routine issues & # 39 ;.
Paramedics say patients are not charged for treatment or transportation during the four-hour strike.
The strike will consist of paramedics, security personnel, related health professionals, as well as administration and catering staff.
Doctors and nurses will not leave work, but they support Thursday's action, Mr. Hayes said.
& # 39; Forty people a month are seriously abused to go to work & # 39 ;, said the union boss.
& # 39; We cannot entertain violence in the workplace, we have let two of our members down, it is simply unacceptable. Everyone has the right to a safe workplace. & # 39;
The union has called for at least 250 additional security personnel in metropolitan hospitals and for additional powers.
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