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Nurses vote for nationwide strike

28 May 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has voted in favour of nationwide strikes over pay and staffing concerns.

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Spokesperson Cee Payne said the only time nurses, midwives and healthcare care assistants mounted a national strike was nearly 30 years ago.

She says nurses have agreed to stop working on 5 July and 13 July if necessary. 

Later today the union will be given a revised offer from health boards, and Payne says members are expected to vote on that in June.

A no vote will mean strike action.

Tags: health,