In 2018, nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants went on strike for the first time in 29 years. They won significant concessions from the DHBs, but their ultimate goal of addressing the chronic understaffing was promised and not delivered. At the start of the bargaining there was no campaign, and members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, NZNO, built one themselves, against the wishes of their union leadership.
We spoke with;
Erin, a nurse based in Wellington
Grant Brookes, member elected President of the NZNO @grantbrookesnz
Georgia Choveaux, who started the campaign as an NZNO organiserTDB Recommends NewzEngine.com
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