Health Minister David Clark has announced an agreement between District Health Boards, the Nurses Organisation and the Ministry of Health over safe staffing levels.
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has said it achieved two significant improvements to the DHB's offer and is recommending the new offer to members. Thomas Coughlan reports.
Health Minister David Clark says there is no more money on the table for nurses after the end of the first day of strike action, having defended his absence in the lead-up to industrial action.
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has lifted its strike notice for July 5 after a revised offer from DHBs. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The big news in the political economy this morning is the growing fear that US President Donald Trump's trade war with China and Europe is now hurting global economic growth and could cause a recession.
Nurses and teachers are pushing the Labour Government for massive pay increases, but the Government is rejecting their claims on the grounds of being fiscally responsible -- for now. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The top stories this morning include American nervousness over China's political connections in New Zealand, a looming decision on M.Bovis, the first nurses' strike planned in 30 years, a review of ACC's culture and CEO, and Donald Trump announcing his summit with Kim Jong Un is back on.
Back by popular demand, here's the 8 things that mattered in our political economy in the (short) week that was, along with Weekend Reads at bottom.
In today's email we detail how Ministry of Health CEO Cai Chuah ignored his own MInister's advice.