7 Mar 2019

Nurses say pay rates don't reflect demands of job

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 7 March 2019

Nurses have told MPs they are highly skilled professionals but their pay rates mean they still struggle to pay their bills. On Wednesday, the Nurses Organisation appeared before the parliamentary select committee considering changes to pay equity law, and spelled out just what the reality of a nurse's wage means. For nurse Katrina Hopkinson, it's having to do overtime in winter to pay the power bills. She speaks to Gyles Beckford.