More than 800 ambulance professionals in the North Island are refusing to provide cover for summer events from just before Christmas.
Their “events ban” from December 17 will affect large events, including Christmas in the Park in Auckland.
E tu, the union that represents musicians, on Friday urged St John New Zealand to settle the dispute.
“Our members support this action, but we want to see the matter resolved. It would be a shame for families to miss out on cultural events this summer,” says E tu co-ordinator Jill Ovens.
“We support this action, but please don’t strike, because, you know, people deserve to have a good time.”
St John has previously reached an agreement with smaller unions, the Amalgamated Workers Union NZ Southern, Central Amalgamated Workers Union, NZ Ambulance Association and Ambulance Officers Workplace Union. Read more »