Winston Peters urges nurses to be patient with pay demands

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Winston Peters is urging nurses to be patient with their pay demands, saying the government can't fix everything in six months. Photo \ Getty

Winston Peters urges nurses to be patient with pay demands

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 8:20AM

Winston Peters is urging nurses, and others, to be patient in their salary demands.

They have rejected an offer from the DHBs of a 9 per cent pay rise, and $2000.

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The Deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters, told Mike Hosking nurses have had nothing for the last nine years.

He says the expectations of this Government are huge and he understands that.

"Whether you're police or teachers or nurses, whether you're the infrastructural demands or victims of neglect in the past, we can't fix it all in six months. We have had our first budget, give us a chance."

Peters says the Government will be able to do more next year - and the year after

LISTEN ABOVE AS WINSTON PETERS SPEAKS WITH MIKE HOSKING

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