15 Apr 2019

Midwives union accepts pay boost offer

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 15 April 2019

Midwives working in the public sector say it's been a long two years to settle with the government and it's hoping future negotiations are much smoother sailing. Members of the MERAS union have voted overwhelming for an offer boosting most salaries by 17.5 percent next year. The government and the union will also be signing a midwifery workforce agreement on Tuesday aimed at ensuring safe and sustainable staffing levels. The union's industrial co-leader Jill Ovens spoke to our reporter Jessie Chiang.