Weekend Herald

Nurses call off strike action


Nurses have lifted their strike notices after a revised pay offer from the Government that will now be taken to union members, Health Minister Andrew Little says. Last month 30,000 nurses walked off the job when contract negotiatio­ns broke down. New Zealand Nurses Organisati­on members had planned three further strikes for this month, August and September, but yesterday Little said there had been progress in talks with district health boards (DHBs). It was encouragin­g that the discussion­s between the nurses’ group and DHBs had resulted in a new offer and that the union had lifted its strike notices for July 29 and 30, Little said.

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