Nurses’ union and district well being boards to barter pay and situations once more

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2021-06-10 07:00:48

The nurses’ union and district well being boards (DHBs) have confirmed they’re heading again to the negotiating desk following yesterday’s mass strike.

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Nurses and supporters stood outdoors Christchurch Hospital throughout the mass strike motion yesterday.
Photograph: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

They’ve agreed to reconvene mediation starting the week after subsequent.

New Zealand Nurses Organisation industrial adviser David Waite was happy bargaining would go forward, and mentioned it was time to resolve variations.

“It has been quite a few years the place secure staffing has been on the agenda and but we’ve not actually seen any enhancements, so I assume the dedication that our members are exhibiting can be mirrored in the way in which that we’re approaching this.”

Waite mentioned they have been dedicated to reaching a settlement with the DHBs, however believed negotiations wouldn’t be easy.

“I believe that there are some points for us, as a result of the DHBs want to have the ability to come to mediation and make a suggestion that is past their present mandate. That is one thing for them to type out with the general public service fee and the folks that they report back to,” he mentioned.

DHB’s spokesperson Jim Inexperienced mentioned the boards wished to listen to what the nurses needed to say, and resolve the state of affairs.

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