Primary Health Care nurses reject pay increase offer

“The government continues to undervalue our work” Staff Reporter Wellington, May 24, 2020 After prolonged negotiations, Primary Health Care nurses have voted down a final offer from employers of 2.5% and 2% pay increases over two years. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has been negotiating the Primary Health Care Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (PHC MECA) since November last year. The…

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Multinational digital giants hurt New Zealand media, taxpayers

Victoria Plekhanova Auckland, May 24, 2020 The New Zealand government’s recently announced $50 million subsidy package to support local media was necessary and urgent, even if it came too late to save the Bauer magazine titles from closing. But the injection of government cash did not address the underlying cause of the decline of New Zealand’s media, which predates the Covid-19 pandemic. While…

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