Nurses on strike

New Zealand’s largest nursing union held a one-day strike last week, the first such action in over 30 years. The issues are predictable: low pay, low staffing levels, low respect.

Their contract includes provisions that enough nurses still have to show up to provide life saving essential services. I heard one person quoted as saying the contractual minimum life saving staff level was in fact greater than staffing on many normal shifts.

Negotiations continue…

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