Story: Strikes and labour disputes

Junior doctors’ strike

Crowded waiting rooms and cancelled operations plagued the country’s public hospitals in April 2008, when trainee doctors stopped work seeking a pay rise. This TV news clip shows Dr Deborah Powell, the paid official for the doctors’ union, explaining the grounds for the strike action.

Using this item


This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - Social impact of labour disputes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016