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Nurses RNZ: Pay Grab or Principle?


Increasingly, despite claims to the contrary this seems more about an opportunisti grab for money 


Some nurses are already criticising the latest pay offer from District Health Boards, even though their union is recommending they accept it. It’s the fifth offer DHBs have made in recent weeks. The union says the revised offer retains previously offered benefits, addresses the issue of safer staffing, and brings forward a new top salary step for senior nurses. But comments made overnight on a Facebook group for nurses are overwhelmingly negative about the offer. The page is run by registered nurse, Danni Wilkinson, who has been critical of previous deals. She talks to Guyon Espiner

  • Frankly Adam finds some of these claims hollow 

Then we have this

It’s not yet clear if nurses will agree to the latest pay deal their union has reached with District Health Boards. They have rejected two previous offers the Nurses Organisation recommended they accept and the new offer contains no extra government funding. However it proposes two key changes around monitoring of staffing, and a new salary step for senior nurses and midwives. After the offer was announced on Wednesday night, comments on Facebook showed many nurses are not happy with the latest deal. Nurses Organisation industrial services manager Glenda Alexander joins us with her reaction.


Plus we have this as well

Nurses have received a revised pay offer that health boards hope will prevent further strike action. The nurses’ union is recommending its members accept the offer, which was released late on Wednesday. Whether this latest revision will be enough to satisfy angry nurses is unclear. Health Correspondent Karen Brown joins us with the details.


Plus another item from Checkpoint

The Nurses Organisation is urging members to accept the latest offer from DHBs, describing it as “outstandingly good”. But it’s unclear whether nurses will toe the line, given signs of ongoing anger over staffing and pay.

As noted above this is no longer about anything than a power and money grab

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