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NZNO seeking urgent mediation

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The latest revised DHB MECA offer has been strongly rejected by NZNO members. However, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says that as nursing and midwifery is an essential service, mediation or facilitation will begin with urgency. NZNO remains committed to working with DHBs to find a resolution to this impasse and avoid strike action. “Alongside […]

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NZNO condemns violence on first responders – NZNO

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the stand taken by international organisations and governments condemning attacks on health personnel in Palestine. On Friday 1 June 21 year old nurse Razan al-Najar was fatally shot while carrying out her duties as a volunteer in the Palestinian Medic Relief Society. About 245 health care workers and […]

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DHB offer release unhelpful – NZNO

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on DHB offer release unhelpful – NZNO

A large number of NZNO District Health Board (DHB) members are distressed and disappointed that the DHB revised multi-employer collective agreement offer was released to the public before it was presented formally to them as expected. Cee Payne, Industrial Services Manager reports that many nurses have voiced their concern via social media and have contacted […]

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NZNO members now vote whether or not to strike

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZNO members now vote whether or not to strike

The majority of NZNO DHB members, who are party to the DHB Nurses and Midwifery MECA, receive their strike ballot paper by post and email from Monday 23 April to vote on proposed strike action. The action will occur if the MECA impasse is not resolved through the Independent Panel Process. Industrial Services Manager Cee […]

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Announcement of independent DHB MECA panel members – NZNO

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Announcement of independent DHB MECA panel members – NZNO

Following yesterday’s announcement that an independent panel is being engaged to assist in resolving the impasse in the DHB NZNO Multi Employer Collective Agreement bargaining, both parties can now confirm the appointments to the Independent Panel. The panel is comprised of three independent members: An independent chair appointed by the government, one member proposed by […]

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Large turnout expected for Middlemore rally – NZNO

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Large turnout expected for Middlemore rally – NZNO

Large turnout expected for Middlemore rally NZNO Counties-Manukau DHB delegate nurse Caitlin Francey says this is an opportunity to: “Walk the talk without compromising the care of the public we look after,” she says. “This rally is a signal to government that we feel undervalued and, feel so strongly about this that we are willing […]

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New campaign gears up fast to mobilise support – NZNO

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New campaign gears up fast to mobilise support – NZNO

New campaign gears up fast to mobilise support After the rejection of the latest DHB Nurses and Midwifery Multi Employer Collective Agreement pay offer, NZNO launched a campaign to mobilise NZNO members and the wider public to highlight the issues facing nurses and the health sector. NZNO campaigns adviser Georgia Choveaux, reports that within 48 […]

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Nurses’ voice a loud and clear NO – NZNO

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Nurses’ voice a loud and clear NO – NZNO

Collective voice of nurses loud and clear Following several weeks of ratification meetings nationwide DHB nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, who are party to the DHB MECA have voted not to ratify the DHB employer offer. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says this means negotiations with the DHB employer negotiating team have reached an […]

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NZNO welcomes Robertson’s pay increase signal

By   /  March 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZNO welcomes Robertson’s pay increase signal

The Minister of Finance comment to media that nurses were in line for their pay to be addressed with a future “pay bump” will be great news to the nurse workforce. Chief Executive Memo Musa says the Minister’s comment on the TVNZ Q and A programme is in line with the government’s commitment to put […]

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A devastating human rights violation hurts nurses – NZNO

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on A devastating human rights violation hurts nurses – NZNO

From today, 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign’ begins.. The effects of suffering domestic violence is of great concern to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. NZNO is a large professional organisation with 48,000 members. […]

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The collegial mood suffers in cash starved system – NZNO

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on The collegial mood suffers in cash starved system – NZNO

The NZNO Employment Survey and our Kai Tiaki journal reporters have repeatedly found that when bullying occurs in nursing it has a huge effect on the nurse and colleagues to the point nurses leave for other jobs, go overseas or leave the profession altogether. Chief Executive Memo Musa says the reporting of bullying by senior […]

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Kiwis need DHBs’ to reduce carbon footprint – NZNO

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

NZNO president Grant Brookes, in support of the Sustainable Healthcare in Aotearoa NZ forum starting tomorrow, says that nurses are strongly behind the call to the newly elected government to assess and monitor DHBs’ steps to reduce their carbon footprint and address climate change. “We would like to see the necessary first steps happening, including […]

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NZNO Welcomes Minister for Women’s Fast Move

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZNO Welcomes Minister for Women’s Fast Move

NZNOs Welcome Minister for Women’s Fast Move NZNO applauds the first big move by Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter to stop the current Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill in its current form and to refer back to the recommendations of the pay equity working group for a redraft. Industrial Service Manager Cee […]

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Nurses looking forward to health spend hike – NZNO

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Nurses looking forward to health spend hike – NZNO

Two months to deliver by Christmas New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) acting Chief Executive Jane MacGeorge says nurses welcome the new government and are looking forward to a reversal of the 2017 ‘scrooge health budget’ and the $2B going back into health. Jane MacGeorge today says health was the number one election issue and a […]

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Some aspects of TPPA affecting health need to go on ice – NZNO

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

NZNO president Grant Brookes has sent an open letter to all Ministers negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which the Organisation, along with other national and international health sector organisations, has signed (attached). NZNO again warns that the TPPA, as we believe it stands, would have serious consequences for health and questions why the […]

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Government ED Targets nothing to celebrate – NZNO

By   /  August 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Government ED Targets nothing to celebrate – NZNO

Yesterday, the NZNO College of Emergency Nurses NZ (CENNZ) were outraged to read the Minister of Health claiming the Emergency Department (ED) health targets are a great success when nurses know the discharge and transfer from ED within 6 hours, to meet targets in the context of an underfunded health system, can cost lives and […]

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