Thousands of hospital services workers to get ‘life-changing’ pay rise

Hospital services workers to get up to 40 per cent more over three years.

Pay equity claim may resolve striking midwives’ concerns, says DHBs

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 callout DHBs over junior doctors’ deal

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.

Striking midwives say profession at ‘crisis point’

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.

Doctors’ union warns more strike action is probable over long work hours in 2019

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.

Sixth strike by Northland anaesthetic techs – Nelson to follow

Northland anaesthetic technicians took their sixth day of strike action today as pay impasses continue between union APEX and DHBs over allied health pay deals and workforce shortages.

Fledgling union boosts members with new DHB junior doctors’ deal

The head of a new junior doctors’ union argues its new pay and roster deal with the 20 DHBs is safe and not the “massive step backwards” claimed by the Resident Doctors’ Association.

APEX physios strike & PSA physios ratify

About 50 Waikato physiotherapists are striking over their pay impasse while PSA physiotherapists and other allied health staff have now ratified their new pay deal.

Wellington woman voted to head College of GPs

A Wellington inner city GP who campaigned on championing and adapting general practice to keep it at the forefront of healthcare has been elected the new College of GPs’ president.

Urgency required on rural health training

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network today said a decision on the training of rural health professionals was urgently needed to head-off a pending crisis in the rural health workforce.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.