Local nurses add voices to national pay protest - News Summed Up

Local nurses add voices to national pay protest


Nurses from Lakes District Hospital protest on Kawarau Rd yesterday. PHOTO: GUY WILLIAMSQueenstown nurses have joined a national campaign of protests over their latest pay offer from district health boards. About 10 nurses - a third of Lakes District Hospital's registered nursing staff - waved flags and placards to motorists on Kawarau Rd in Frankton yesterday afternoon. Last month, nurses voted to reject a second pay offer from DHBs, which proposed a 2% pay rise as well as a $1050 lump sum for the country's 27,000 nurses, hospital aides and core midwives. Nurses were becoming increasingly stressed and fatigued as their workload increased, and morale was suffering as a result, Ms Anderson said.


Source: Otago Daily Times April 24, 2018 16:52 UTC


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