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More pay for midwives: April 15, 2019

More pay for midwives: April 15, 2019

More pay for midwives: April 15, 2019 More pay for midwives: April 15, 2019, 21.72 MB
Monday, April 15, 2019

Midwives employed by District Health Boards have settled with the government over pay and conditions. Negotiations have been long winded, beginning in 2013 and going through a number of mediations, strikes action, and discussions. Salaries will go up by 17.5% next year, meaning newly trained midwives will make almost $60,000 a year. Lachlan spoke with Jill Ovens, Co Leader Industrial for MERAS, the midwives union in Aotearoa about the agreement.