March 10, 2023
Nurses chafe at backpay delay
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is planning a national day of action on 15 April 2023 seeking support for the settlement of nurses’ claims for equity backpay and for midwives to be paid the same as other nurses.
Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku says while nurses within Te Whata Ora received interim backpay, the final amount still needs to agree upon, while midwives have no agreement at all on equity.
“The issue becomes who is looking at parity, who is looking at fairness, and how come we keep delaying the process for nurses and midwives,” she says.