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Deal between junior doctors, DHBs ends two-year stand off

13 August 2019 Radio New Zealand

Both sides are claiming victory in the long-running industrial dispute between junior doctors and district health boards.

They have agreed to a new employment agreement and it’s been ratified by the doctors’ union, the Resident Doctors Association.

The new two-year deal ends a standoff that sparked 13 days of strikes at almost all public hospitals this year.

RNZ health correspondent Karen Brown discusses what it means moving forward:

The Resident Doctors Association talks to Checkpoint: