NZNO & DHB Negotiations
The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and District
Health Boards met in Wellington yesterday to explore options
to settle the current employment negotiations.
and DHBs are focused on reaching a settlement through
The parties will meet for further
negotiations next week. As bargaining continues the parties
will be making no further comment in the meantime.
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New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change
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