25 May 2018

Winter nurses' strike may not be averted

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 25 May 2018

Hopes of avoiding a nurses' strike in the middle of winter may be dashed. An independent panel yesterday recommended an immediate 3 percent pay rise from June, with another 3 percent rise in August this year, and again in August next year to cover the cost of living, as well as a one-off $2000 payment. But New Zealand Nurses Organisation spokesperson Cee Payne says the recommendations fall short of dealing with nurses' pay concerns.