18 Oct 2010

Junior doctors want more talks on pay offer

8:46 pm on 18 October 2010

The union representing junior hospital doctors says it is seeking more talks with employers over a pay offer.

Members of the Resident Doctors Association have been considering an offer by district health boards late last month.

Neither side has commented but it is believed the DHBs offered junior doctors a 2% rise under an extension to their collective employment contract, giving both sides five months to resolve wider issues.

Junior doctors have been balloted and were to respond to the DHBs by Wednesday this week.

A spokesperson will only say they are asking the employers to come back to the table for further talks.