News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Proposed Settlement Reached With 5 Sth ISland DHBs

Joint Statement From The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and South Island DHBs

After two days of mediation a proposed settlement has been reached in negotiations between the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and five South Island DHBs of the South Island MECA (Multi Employer Collective Agreement).

The South Island MECA covers nurses, midwives and health assistants in the Southland, Otago, South Canterbury, Nelson/Marlborough and West Coast DHBs.

The settlement will avert a strike planned for Friday, 19th September.

The settlement will be presented to NZNO members at stop work meetings on Friday and early next week.

NZNO advocate Glenda Alexander said the proposal would have the recommendation of the NZNO negotiating team.

The DHB employers said they appreciated the efforts of all involved in the negotiations.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland