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An update from your negotiating team

You voted NO!

Kia ora koutou katoa

As you know, there have been meetings taking place around the country over the last few weeks to find out about, and vote on, the DHBs’ offer.

The results are now in. You overwhelmingly voted NO!

Thank you for taking the time to consider the offer and for your thoughtful feedback. We’re now going back to the table with a clear mandate. The DHBs’ offer must be improved.

We need to send a clear message to the DHBs that they need to take us seriously and know that our issues are important.

Our hard work isn’t over yet. We must continue to stand strong and show the DHBs we won’t accept an offer that doesn’t value us and the quality care we provide.

You can help us demonstrate our commitment for a fair deal by going purple this Thursday 28 May, as we return to negotiations.

What to do on Thursday 28 May:

Go purple!

  • get together with your workmates
  • wear purple – as much as you can; anything from hair ribbons to socks!
  • decorate your work stations
  • update your notice boards
  • use a purple pen
  • take photos
  • have fun
  • be creative

Stand strong!

Send your photos and messages of support to or upload them to our facebook page

We’ll update you again after this next round of talks. Until then, thank you for your continued support to make sure we are all valued properly for the work we do.

Ngā mihi nui
Lesley Harry
NZNO industrial adviser for the DHB sector