The State government and a union have traded blows over industrial action which the government says will put patients at risk in the middle of a pandemic — but union organisers say it will not and the government’s cost-cutting agenda has left them no choice.
- Health workers have started industrial action over what a union says is a privatisation agenda
- The State Government says that will put patients at risk amid a global pandemic – something the union rejects
- Both parties are in a protracted negotiation over the action
The United Workers Union, which represents workers including hospital cleaners, orderlies, sterilisation technicians, food services staff, disability support workers and aged care workers, says it is fighting to…