16 Feb 2024

Nurses union on mistakes with pay back system

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 16 February 2024

The Nurse's union says mistakes with the pay back systems are costing nurses tens of thousands of dollars.

Te Whatu Ora has paid back $250m of the almost $2 billion following years of breaches of the Holidays Act.

But the Nurses Organisation says mistakes with the remediation work meant payments varied wildly.

In a statement, Te Whatu Ora said the work was taking longer than planned as they continued to add more resources across their payroll teams.

Nurses Organisation president Kerri Nuku spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.