Nurses, midwives to rally outside hospital

Part of national action.

Part of national action.

Gisborne nurses and midwives will hold a rally outside Gisborne Hospital tomorrow afternoon as part of national action following the rejection of a pay increase offer from District Health Boards (DHB).

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), representing 27,000 nurses, midwives and health care assistants covered by the NZNO DHB collective agreement, voted to reject a pay offer of 2 percent and an increased lump sum offer of $1050.

NZNO industrial services manager Cee Payne said their members were under huge pressure and feeling undervalued, but industrial action would be a last resort in the event an agreement could not be reached.

The rally will be held between 2pm and 4pm in Ormond Road outside the hospital.

NZNO Gisborne organiser Christina Couling said the rally was not a strike.

“Members will be asked to vote on industrial action later this month.”

Gisborne nurses and midwives will hold a rally outside Gisborne Hospital tomorrow afternoon as part of national action following the rejection of a pay increase offer from District Health Boards (DHB).

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), representing 27,000 nurses, midwives and health care assistants covered by the NZNO DHB collective agreement, voted to reject a pay offer of 2 percent and an increased lump sum offer of $1050.

NZNO industrial services manager Cee Payne said their members were under huge pressure and feeling undervalued, but industrial action would be a last resort in the event an agreement could not be reached.

The rally will be held between 2pm and 4pm in Ormond Road outside the hospital.

NZNO Gisborne organiser Christina Couling said the rally was not a strike.

“Members will be asked to vote on industrial action later this month.”

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