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E tū “deeply relieved” after flight NZ5018 lands safely

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:21:39 +1200 | E tu Union

A rare and frightening aviation emergency has ended with crew and passengers safe, after Air New Zealand flight NZ5018’s engine malfunctioned mid-flight. More >>

Joint media statement NZNO and DHBs

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:21:13 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and District Health Boards met in Wellington today for mediation to try and settle the current employment negotiations. More >>

Mental health and addiction support workers get equal pay

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:09:57 +1200 | Public Service Association

Mental health and addiction support workers have been rewarded for their patience - with their long fight for equal pay finally over. More >>

Government and unions right the wrong

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:05:17 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated the Government, the Public Service Association and E tū - and also providers - on a deal that rightly puts mental health and addiction support workers back into the pay equity settlement ...More >>

Public service cap "relegated to the dustbin of history"

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:16:07 +1200 | Public Service Association

The public sector staffing cap is gone for good - and will not be mourned by PSA members. More >>

Post Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:03:54 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director of Policy Lyndon Keene today jointly released detailed analysis of the 2018/2019 health budget which shows $2.5 billion would need to be ...More >>

Nurses plan strike action for next month

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:54:14 +1200 | RNZ

Nurses across the country have confirmed a notice of a 24-hour strike, starting on 5 July. More >>

Planning in place for NZNO strike

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:42:18 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Official notice has been received that nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) will undertake strike action in July.More >>

DHBs across the country prepare for industrial action

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:56:58 +1200 | District Health Boards

District Health Boards have begun implementing contingency plans following notice to strike by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. More >>

ANZASW celebrates World Refugee Day

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:14:44 +1200 | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Today we honour the invaluable work that social workers across the world do to assist refugees to overcome trauma, build self-esteem and develop their lives. Social workers are active both in camps for the displaced and in the nations to which refugees are ...More >>

MERAS Lodges Pay Equity Claim

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:07:28 +1200 | New Zealand College of Midwives

The union that represents the majority of employed midwives (DHB midwives) has lodged a pay equity claim with DHBs. More >>

No more cash to sweeten nurses' deal, govt says

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:27:44 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 18 (BusinessDesk) - The government is open to a different structure to the proposed wage settlement for public sector nurses but there is no more money to throw at the problem, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Health Minister David Clark said ...More >>

Post-Cab Press Conference 18/6/18: Peters In, Nurses Out

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:33:14 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Monday's post-cabinet press conference was held by Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, who was joined by Health Minister David Clark, to answer questions which focused on DHB nurse pay negotiations and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters.More >>

Govt has responsibility to avoid nurses strikes

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:35:59 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government must intervene urgently and ensure that mediation with nurses and midwives takes place to prevent industrial action so that patients get the care they need, National Party spokesperson for Health Michael Woodhouse says.More >>

Health bosses need to step up

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:30:08 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ...More >>

DHBs look to prevent strike action

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:55:45 +1200 | District Health Boards

District Health Boards will do everything they can to settle this agreement and find a way to prevent industrial action following the NZNO members’ rejection of the latest DHB pay offer.More >>

Nurses deserve to be paid more

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:52:05 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party said today nurses have historically been underpaid and undervalued and they deserve to be paid more. More >>

NZNO seeking urgent mediation

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:29:56 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO seeking urgent mediation Media Release STRICT EMBARGO 1.05pm 18 June 2018 NZNO seeking urgent mediation The latest revised DHB MECA offer has been strongly rejected by NZNO members. However, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says that as nursing ...More >>

Nurses’ vote shows frustration has reached tipping point

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:28:10 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today’s vote from New Zealand Nurses Organisation members to reject the latest agreement offer from District Health Boards showed the cumulative strain of nine years of health ...More >>

Minister disappointed nurses reject $500m offer

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:26:19 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon David Clark Minister of Health 18 June 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Minister disappointed nurses reject half-billion dollar offer Health Minister Dr David Clark says he is disappointed that nurses have voted against the District Health ...More >>


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