26 Apr 2020

NZNO nurses union president Grant Brookes resigns

9:19 am on 26 April 2020

Nurses Organisation president Grant Brookes has resigned because of deep divisions in the union, he says.

NZNO president Grant Brookes.

NZNO's president Grant Brookes has resigned. Photo: Facebook/Grant Brookes, NZNO President

Brookes was elected president in 2015 and re-elected in 2018 for his second three-year term.

In a blog post he spelled out his reasons for quitting, saying shadowy forces behind a failed bid to remove him from office were "continuing to pursue their own immediate interests".

RNZ has approached Brookes and the union for comment.

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