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NZNO: Strike action a 'last resort' but nurses united behind decision

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 14 May 2021, 6:57pm
A nurse in training at UCOL Whanganui. (Photo / Supplied, File)
A nurse in training at UCOL Whanganui. (Photo / Supplied, File)

NZNO: Strike action a 'last resort' but nurses united behind decision

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 14 May 2021, 6:57pm

DHB nurses will go on strike next month for eight hours. 

It'll be on the June 9 and NZNO say their members are angry and frustrated at the first DHB pay offer last month.

That offer was a 1.38% pay rise.

Since then, we've also had the pay freeze announcement that has ruffled more than a few feathers.

NZNO's Industrial Advisor David Wait told Heather du Plessis-Allan that there was a strong response in favour for strike action.

"Even though it is a last resort for us, we are happy our members are united in this."

He says that border and MIQ nurses will not be striking as that is right for the country.

Wait confirms there is mediation next week, and they are hopeful that the vote will ring some alarm bells. 

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