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.
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.
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.