Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Nurses have accepted the latest pay offer from district health boards.

NZNO spokeswoman Lesley Harris says the offer was passed by a significant majority of members.

She says it's a significant step for nursing and midwifery in Aotearoa.

The news follows a nationwide strike and protest last month.

The pay offer accepted by nurses was the fifth they've received, with the union recommending members accept the offer.

Nurses have stood firm in opposition to DHB offers because of concerns over staffing levels and pay rates.

The latest offer brings forward the introduction of a new top pay rate, and will also introduce new monitoring and reporting mechanisms.

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