The senior doctors’ call for the Health Minister to back a safe staffing accord for public hospital doctors – like the one already signed for nurses and midwives – is being backed by their junior doctor colleagues.
A midwives' union has cancelled eight strikes at two Bay of Plenty hospitals following an Employment Relations Authority ruling.
Women specialists in their 30s are still being judged against outdated notions of dedication and toughness that is putting them at risk of burnout, according to Kiwi research.
The allied health sector is delighted at the appointment of Martin Chadwick as the Ministry of Health’s first Chief Allied Health Professions Officer.
Hospital services workers to get up to 40 per cent more over three years.
DHBs acknowledge their striking midwives are a different profession to nurses and have agreed to the two professions having separate pay equity processes, says DHBs’ spokesperson Jim Green.
Striking midwives say the DHBs’ recent pay deal with a breakaway junior doctors’ union makes a mockery of the DHBs’ refusal to negotiate a separate pay scale for midwives.
Bay of Plenty midwives warn their profession has hit a "crisis point" as they join more than 1100 others in a nation-wide strike from hospitals tomorrow.
Junior doctors could put down their stethoscopes for strike actions again, warns a union which is struggling to confirm a deal with district health boards.