Deputy PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference
Peters In, Nurses Out?
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.
Nurses' union members have rejected the health boards' latest offer and the parties will seek urgent mediation. Peters and Clark defended both the governments commitment to building wages for public servants and the quality of this pay offer. Clark also said DHBs were preparing to maintain life preverving services in the face of possible strike action.
Other topics included the re-opening of Pike River
mine and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters' long-standing
offer to be first to enter, the chairing of cabinet not by
the Prime Minister or an acting Prime Minister but by Deputy
Prime Minister Winston Peters, New Zealand First MP Shane
Jones' comments about Fonterra's leadership and structure,
business confidence, the possible destruction of NZ's trade
with Iran through US financial sanctions, Deputy Prime
Minister Winston Peters' predictions of an economic
slowdown, National's expressions of support for bipartisan
climate policy, and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters'
plans to sue the