28 May 2018

Nurses strike over pay

From The Panel, 4:44 pm on 28 May 2018

A nationwide nurses strike has been announced, the first since 1990. DHBs are now expected to come back with an offer for a pay increase following recommendations, that are estimated to come in at around $20 million.

We speak to Infometrics economist Brad Olsen about whether the government has opened Pandora's Box, like the Opposition suggests, or whether this is the result of years of low wages.

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Photo: RNZ / Logan Church