9 Aug 2018

Nurses union says 64% of members accepted latest pay offer

10:59 pm on 9 August 2018

The nurses union has released voting figures showing 64 percent of its members accepted a fifth pay offer from the district health boards last week, putting an end to any further strike action.

Thirty-six percent rejected the deal.

The chief executive of the Nurses Organisation, Memo Musa, said he was releasing the information to counter social media comment suggesting the union misrepresented the vote result.

He said the numbers showed a significant majority of members did back the final DHB offer just as the union had said.

The earlier vote that triggered a 24-hour strike last month was much closer: just over 50 percent of nurses said no to the offer on the table at the time and 49.4 said yes.

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