Media Releases

Entries for 2018

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 19 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation welcomes the increase to the minimum wage announced today and commends the Government for its commitment to the health and wellbeing of low paid workers. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Pay...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 19 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has welcomed the Government’s call for consultation on proposed changes to temporary work visas, saying they will be good for both New Zealand nurses and migrants working in nursing an...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 7 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, but says more emphasis on nursing and workforce wellbeing is required. NZNO President Grant B...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 7 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) supports the Association of Senior Medical Specialists’ (ASMS’s) call for safer staffing conditions for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. It also agrees that...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 5 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes Employment Law improvements that will bring fairer and safer work. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says it is heartening that we are returning to an employment law fram...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 3 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) needs to get serious about enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to violence in the workplace if the now regular assaults against nurses are to stop...

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NZNO media release, 30 November 2018 Around 100 NZNO nurses, medical receptionists/administrators and health promoters have voted to issue a 24 hour strike notice over a breakdown in their collective agreement negotiation with Family Planning Association (FPA). The strike will take place from 7.0...

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NZNO media release, 14 November 2018 NZNO nurses and health care assistants (HCAs) will join colleagues in various professions, and from three other unions, in a 24 hour strike over a breakdown in their collective agreement negotiation with East Coast PHO Ngāti Porou Hauora (NPH). The strike will...

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29 October 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the Law Commission’s report outlining three alternative legal models for treating abortion as a health issue rather than a criminal one. NZNO, which made a submission on the issue and was part of the Law Commission’s ...

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18 October 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the New Zealand Educational Institute’s (NZEI’s) strong stand over pay that may result in regional primary school teacher strikes in November. However, it is encouraging all parties to resolve issues urgently in a way...

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NZNO media advisory, 17 October 2018 Registered nurses, health care assistants and cleaners at Lynton Lodge Hospital in Auckland are to picket for an hour in protest over failing pay negotiations. When: Thursday 18 October, 4.30-5.30pm Where: Corner of West End Rd and Fife St, Westmere, Auckl...

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NZNO media release 12 October 2018 More than 300 nursing leaders will convene in Rarotonga on Monday (15 October) for the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum and AGM. The theme for the Forum this year is Transforming Leadership: Nurses as Change Agents for Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the P...

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10 October 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is urging ministerial delegates to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation to vote in favour of mandatory, government-developed health warning labels on all alcohol products. As a “key stakeholder with ...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO’s) Young Nurse of the Year Award was presented at the organisation’s annual conference dinner on 19 September in Wellington. For the second time in its five-year history the Award was given to two participants because the judging panel...

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Northland mental health nurse and advocate Moe Milne (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) has been presented with the 2018 Akenehi Hei Memorial Award for her contribution to Māori mental health. Moe Milne was a psychiatric nurse specialising in Māori mental health for many years and, as kaiwhakahaere for the He...

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Each year the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) presents Service to Nursing and Midwifery Awards as a way of recognising nurses or midwives who are NZNO members and who have made a positive difference to nursing or midwifery practice or practice environment. This year there were four recipien...

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Legislation another milestone in pay equity journey The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says it is incredibly pleased at today’s announcement that pay equity legislation has come before Parliament. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says it is absolutely fitting because it...

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Media advisory, 17 September 2018, NZNO Conference 2018: Thursday 20 September Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Health is a human right: optimising nursing to make it happen The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Annual Conference will take place 20 September 2018 ...

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28 August 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says the Government needs to review existing aged-care sector standards and set staffing levels to ensure quality care for our elderly. NZNO Industrial Advisor David Wait said the Indicators for Safe Aged-Care and Dementia Care produced by Sta...

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    Media Statement       24 July 2018 NZNO & DHB Negotiations The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and District Health Boards met in Wellington today as part of the DHB/NZNO MECA negotiations.   Both NZNO and DHB are focused on reac...

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Media Release                                  2 July 2018 NZNO recommends and releases DHB MECA offer Releasing the revised DHB Multi Emp...

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District Health Boards                                                 NZNO   Joint statement Wednesday 27 June 2018 Life Preserving Services The DHBs and NZN...

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      Media Statement                            25 June 2018 Next steps to facilitation for NZNO DHB MECA   The NZNO DHB MECA negoti...

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Media release 21 June 2018 More training and support for mental health nurses wanted The NZNO Mental Health Section’s submission to the Government Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry calls for a coherent mental health nursing workforce plan that is better aligned to mental health and ad...

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  Media release                                                            31 May 2018 NZNO takes the revised DHB offer to its members ...

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  Media Release                                                  29 May 2018 DHB offer release unhelpful A large number of NZNO District Health Board (DHB) m...

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Media Release                                     28 May 2018 NZNO team reviewing DHB offer now Industrial Services Manage Cee Payne has today announced that the NZNO DHB MECA negotiating team receiv...

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Media release 27 May 2018Strict Embargo: 0715hrs MONDAY 28 MayMembers vote to strike but hope for improved DHB OfferNZNO nurses, midwives and health care assistants employed by district health boards (DHBs) have voted in favour of a total withdrawal of labour starting at 0700 hours on Thursday...

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Media release 24 May 2018 NZNO members advised of Panel recommendationsThe Independent Panel established to resolve the impasse in the NZNO/DHB Nursing and Midwifery Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (DHB MECA) negotiations released its final report and ...

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Today is International Day of the Midwife On Thursday 3rd May midwives from Aotearoa took to the streets in a National Day of Action. Why? Like nurses, midwives are fed up with the chronic underfunding of the maternity system. Despite having launched a Pay Equity claim with the high court in 2015...

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Media release                                                12 April 2018   NZNO will proceed with panel to settle the DHB MECA NZNO has decided to proceed with DHB ...

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Media Release  12 March 2018   Minister of Finance hints at pay boost The Minister of Finance comment to media that nurses were in line for their pay to be addressed with a future “pay bump” will be great news to the nurse workforce. Chief Executive Memo Musa say...

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DHB MECA negotiations commence Nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have received significant public support prior to attending mediation with employers tomorrow in the unresolved negotiations for their DHB MECA (multi-employer collective agreement). Negotiations have been ongoing since ...

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