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NZNO supports NZEI, says urgent negotiations should continue

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

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the New Zealand Educational Institute’s (NZEI’s) strong stand over pay that may result in regional primary school teacher strikes in November. However, it is encouraging all parties to resolve issues urgently in a way that reflects the true value of New Zealand teachers and avoids the need for […]

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NZNO: Chief Executive releases detail of results

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Chief Executive Memo Musa says, that in consultation with key NZNO staff, and following the conclusion of bargaining NZNO has made the decision to release the overall details of the DHB MECA ratification vote. As announced this Tuesday the ratification of the final offer was accepted by a significant majority of members covered by the […]

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NZNO: Industrial Action Activities across New Zealand

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZNO: Industrial Action Activities across New Zealand

Facilitation with the Employment Relations Authority finished this morning. NZNO will continue talks and negotiations with the District Health Boards (DHBs). However industrial action will go ahead this Thursday 12 July with a nationwide 24 hour strike starting at 0700 and finishing 0700 Friday 13 July. For the full list of activities please go to […]

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NZNO announces outcome of Facilitation

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZNO announces outcome of Facilitation

Following yesterday and today’s Facilitation as per the Employment Relations Act, the NZNO Negotiation Team has achieved a revised DHB MECA offer which, it is prepared to recommend to NZNO DHB members. Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne explains that the DHBs have proposed an improved offer: “The NZNO Negotiation Team will be recommending the revised […]

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Joint media statement NZNO and DHBs

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Joint media statement NZNO and DHBs

The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and District Health Boards met in Wellington today for mediation to try and settle the current employment negotiations. The talks have adjourned for the day. DHBs will be working on a response over the weekend before reconvening with the NZNO and the mediator on Monday. The NZNO and DHBs are […]

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NZNO seeking urgent mediation

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZNO seeking urgent mediation

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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