Media Releases

Entries for the 'Aged Care' Category

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 12 March 2019 EMBARGOED UNTIL 1PM, 13 MARCH 2019 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and E tū are holding a summit in Wellington today (13 March) calling for a review of staffing standards for residential aged care – and for new and better s...

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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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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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20 December 2013 Unions representing thousands of aged care workers have begun legal proceedings under the Equal Pay Act against the countries’ major rest home chains. Unions claim that the very low pay endemic in the residential aged care sector is because of the gender of the workers in t...

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1 October 2013: October the 1st is a special day for older people all over the world, and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining the celebrations. As well as being a day of celebration, it brings the issues of our ageing population and the care of our elders to centre stage. NZN...

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10 September 2013: Ranfurly Care Ltd and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) are pleased to announce that they have reached settlement on terms and conditions for all aged care staff working at the rest home and hospital. The agreement includes holding the wage rates for between one and...

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1 August 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is extremely disappointed and disturbed that Rymans is publically blaming nurses for failure of care in their Malvina Major facility in Wellington. NZNO industrial advisor for the aged care sector, David Wait says “All NZNO members wi...

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25 June 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to support the case that could change the face of aged care, being taken by the Service and Food Workers Union: Ngā Ringa Tota this week. Last year caregiver and SFWU member, Kristine Bartlett agreed to be the ‘test case&rsq...

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19 February 2013: The Health Select Committee has released its report on the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) petition calling for proper funding of the aged care sector. NZNO is frustrated that the report does nothing more than suggest...

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24 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union: Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) are hopeful that quality care for older New Zealanders is a step closer today, after a successful select committee presentation. Last year over 11000 New Zealanders signed a ch...

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16 July 2012: Close to 70 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) employed at Aranui Home and Hospital start three days of industrial action on Tuesday 17 July. Union members have been negotiating since October last year an...

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12 June 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union today announced the settlement of a nine-month pay dispute with the Oceania rest home group. SFWU spokesperson Alastair Duncan said the settlement secured a 3.22% pay raise for 1500 union members employ...

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27 May 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) commends the Human Rights Commission (HRC) for its excellent report into conditions in the Aged Care sector and is very pleased with the report’s recommendations. The report sends a clear signal to the Government and all New Zealanders t...

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A national strike by caregivers, nurses and service workers at New Zealand's largest rest home chain, Oceania, will go ahead on Thursday 1 March after mediation talks on Friday failed to produce a solution. The strike, involving up to 1500 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZN...

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Rest home workers employed by the Radius group will attend stopwork meetings tomorrow to vote on strike action. Meetings will take place in Dunedin, Christchurch, New Plymouth, Hawkes Bay, Hamilton, Auckland and Northland. The meetings follow six months of negotiations with Radius over a sta...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union: Ngā Ringa Tota (SFWU) are preparing to go into negotiations next week with the two biggest residential aged care providers in New Zealand, Oceania and Bupa. NZNO and SFWU represent over 3000 health workers in 101 aged...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) fully supports the findings and recommendations of a major report into aged care, launched today (Friday, October 15) by the Green Party, the Labour Party, and Grey Power. “The report vindicates the concerns NZNO has been expressing for years – that all is...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is deeply concerned about the absence of aged-care workers’ or residents’ perspectives in a major report on residential aged-care services, released yesterday. “The Aged Residential Care Service Review is being hailed as a collaborative approach by the sec...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has recently completed a snapshot survey of caregivers working in residential aged care which indicates that caregivers are frequently undertaking clinical tasks more appropriately performed by Registered Nurses (RN). The survey of 1000 of NZNO’s 5000 car...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes the concerns raised by the Auditor-General, in her report on Wednesday, could be partially addressed through requiring residential facilities to have minimum staffing levels. “Currently there is no requirement on providers to have a certain number...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased the government has announced it is now able to track the funding going into primary health organisations (PHOs) and is thereby able to demand and ensure accountability for public funds. NZNO calls on the government to put in place the same accou...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is appalled by practices at one of the biggest residential aged-care providers in New Zealand, Oceania Care Co., and its attitude to residents and staff. Staff at Windermere, an Oceania site in Christchurch, raised concerns with NZNO that the facility was ...

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While “horror stories” of inadequate care and neglect of elderly residents in rest-homes come under the media spotlight from time to time, the sad reality is that such cases are not rare, according to aged care industrial adviser with the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation (NZNO), Rob Haultain. Two j...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes today’s announcement from the Minister of Health that the government will from today be introducing a trial of spot audits in residential aged care facilities. “Our members have long called for spot auditing and we are well aware of some shocking ...

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NZNO has welcomed comments from Business NZ that caregivers may have to be paid more to attract more people into caring for the country’s elderly. Business NZ’s employment relations policy manager Paul Mackay told a Carers NZ conference in Auckland this week that the elderly would soon outnumber pa...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is supporting the findings of Wellington Coroner Garry Evans who has recommended an urgent review of the funding for rest homes and age-care hospitals. “The government’s response to the Coroner’s findings is extremely disappointing. This is not the fundin...

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Members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) working at Rosebank Home and Hospital in Ashburton will be striking for 24 hours from 6.45am on Friday 13th March. Members have been attempting to renegotiate their collective agreement since August 2008. The employer made an initial offer ...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased that the government is going to get spot audits happening in residential aged care but has some serious concerns about the lack of commitment from the government towards ensuring safe staffing. There are a number of questions about how the spot ...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling on the government to address the crisis in resthomes and other residential aged care facilities by putting regulations around minimum staffing levels and training requirements for those working in the sector. A television investigation provided t...

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