• Pathology staff walk over lockout

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    LIFEBLOOD: Dorevitch Pathology staff were marching up Rowan Street on Friday in defiance over the lockout of 66 staff statewide. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

    A DOREVITCH Pathology staffer of 17 years from Wangaratta has marched over the lockout of 66 workers Victoria-wide.

    She joined colleagues, some of the 25 Wangaratta staff who have been affected by lockouts, over their stalemate in an enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA).

    The staff member, who did not wish to be named, told the Chronicle every one of the nine Dorevitch centres in Wangaratta and Yarrawonga have been closed at some stage during this industrial action.

    “There has been no pay increase outside of CPI since 2003 and our conditions are decreasing,” she said.

    “There are 29 girls off and they are only doing emergency bloods during the lockout.

    “They are not servicing the outer community and home visits have come to a screaming halt and we have critical patients that are not being treated due to that fact.”


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