MH college launches new branches for specialties

Addiction nurses and disability nurses were recently welcomed into Te Ao Māramatanga – New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses with the launch of two new national branches.

Understand nurses’ frustration but don’t forget pay equity, says former minister

The former health minister who oversaw the last ‘pay jolt’ for nurses back in 2004 says she understands nurses’ frustration but they also shouldn’t forget pay equity is on the way.

Migrant nurses in New Zealand face racism daily, with experts saying ‘it’s time to...

Migrant nurses spoken to by New Zealand Herald reporter Emma Russell back a just-released study finding internationally qualified nurses face racism daily.

Strike ballot right now would be breach of good faith, says NZNO

NZNO is responding to social media calls for a new strike ballot saying the call is premature when the DHBs are still working on a new offer expected next week.

Notifying Nursing Council of bullying findings not breach, court finds

The Employment Court recently upheld a DHB’s decision to report a nurse – who had bullied fellow nurses – to the Nursing Council despite the board and nurse involved having signed a confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement. By Hamish Kynaston and Jennifer Howes.

Opinion: Anna Dobson – Safe staffing should be separate from pay talks

DHB nurse Anna Dobson argues that safe staffing is too important to be held hostage to pay talks. She has launched a petition calling for the Ministry of Health and MBIE ¬– not district health boards – to be responsible for funding and monitoring safe staffing of hospital wards.

New DHB pay offer due next week – no new strike ballot

Nurses have greeted the news of a revised DHBs’ offer due next week with a mixed response ­– including fears of losing momentum after last week’s historic nationwide strike.

Nurses and DHBs back to table tomorrow

After last week’s historic 24 hour strike by nurses across the country the NZNO have accepted a request from the 20 district health boards to meet tomorrow to discuss a further offer.

New nursing director for NZ’s biggest PHO

The country’s largest primary health organisation has appointed a new nursing director to help develop nursing services in its practices spread across greater Auckland.

Poor staff retention highlighted in NZNO Mental Health Inquiry submission

Poor retention, under-resourcing and the lack of a coherent workforce plan for mental health nursing were all highlighted in nurses’ union NZNO’s submission to the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry.

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