10 Jun 2021

Nurse labels pay negotiations 'frustrating'

From Morning Report, 6:41 am on 10 June 2021

Nurses and district health boards say they'll make plans today to resume negotiations after strikes and rallies all over the country.

Nurses walked off the job for eight hours, instead venting their frustration in noisy protests all over the country.

Speaking on the picket line, David Waite from the Nurses' Organisation's negotiating team told Health Correspondent Rowan Quinn the negotiations so far have been very frustrating.

The District Health Boards say they have offered nurses a fair pay increase in a difficult time and they want to get together to understand more about what they want.