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NZNO Says Care For Elders Severely Compromised Without Minimum Safe Staffing Standards

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 1:35 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says the Aged Care sector is in dire straits without mandated minimum safe staffing levels. In 2020, between 200 and 300 Section 31 notices were submitted to the Ministry ... More >>

NZNO To Issue Provisional Improvement Notice To Wellington Hospital

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 3:07 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) has today supported staff at Wellington Regional Hospital to issue a provisional improvement notice (PIN) to management regarding unsafe staffing affecting eight ... More >>

NZNO Welcomes Living Wage Increase

Friday, 1 April 2022, 2:12 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) welcomes today’s announced Living Wage increase to $23.65. It says all health employers, from DHBs through to primary care and Māori and iwi providers, must step up and ... More >>

Wairarapa ED Nurses Concerned DHB Misleading Public On Wait Times While Failing To Address Staff Shortages

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 3:07 pm | NZNO

Members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation | Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) at Wairarapa DHB’s Emergency Department are concerned that the DHB has misled the public with unrealistic wait times, while failing to take steps to improve the ... More >>

Symptomatic Nurses Asked To Return To Work A Clear Sign Of A Desperate Health System

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 3:41 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation | Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says workers delivering critical health services, who are COVID-19 cases and who have no or mild symptoms, can now be asked to return to work in Covid wards. NZNO ... More >>

Safe Staffing Review Shows Glaring Flaws, But Reality Much Worse Says NZNO

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 3:23 pm | NZNO

NZNO welcomes the release of the Nursing Safe Staffing Review of the Care Capacity Demand Management (CCDM) Programme. Acting Chief Executive Mairi Lucas, says that the report validates what nurses have been saying for years about chronic short staffing ... More >>

Omicron Likely To Trigger National Emergency, Says NZNO

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 11:41 am | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says it’s worried the country’s health system, which is already in critical condition, could be completely overwhelmed by the inevitable Omicron outbreak. NZNO agrees with the Association for Salaried Medical ... More >>

NZNO Protests Cancelled After DHBs Agree To Pre-Christmas Pay Outs

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 12:48 pm | NZNO

Member-led protest action by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at three district health board (DHB) head offices, planned for today, has been called off. The protest action at the corporate offices of Canterbury, West Coast and Waikato ... More >>

NZNO Urges Booster Shots For Frontline And Vulnerable

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 3:55 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) wants a programme of COVID-19 booster shots for frontline workers and vulnerable populations put in place as soon as possible. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Glenda Alexander said the first vaccinations started ... More >>

International Day Of Older Persons A Reminder Of Change Needed In Aged Care Sector

Friday, 1 October 2021, 12:20 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says the International Day of Older Persons, held each year on 1 October, is an important time to celebrate our elders by making sure they are safe, respected and well cared for. One crucial way to do this is to ... More >>

NZNO Welcomes Residency Pathway Announcement

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 2:09 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes Immigration Minister Hon Kris Faafoi’s one-off residence pathway for working migrants currently living in Aotearoa New Zealand announced today. An estimated 5000 of these are health and aged care ... More >>

NZNO Award Of Honour Recognises Invaluable Enrolled Nurse Leader

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 12:05 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to announce that the 2021 NZNO Award of Honour (presented every two years) has been awarded to Waikato-based nurse Leonie Metcalfe. The prestigious Award of Honour recognises long-standing NZNO ... More >>

NZNO concerned for nurse wellbeing in renewed COVID climate

Friday, 20 August 2021, 10:23 am | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned for the emotional and physical wellbeing of nurses, midwives, health care assistants and kaimahi hauora because of the strain put on them by the community resurgence of COVID-19. More >>

Nurses Back Midwives

Monday, 9 August 2021, 12:13 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) stands in solidarity with Midwifery Employee Representation and Advisory Service (MERAS) members’ strike action. Hospital midwives with the MERAS union will begin a series of rolling strikes today starting in Northland, ... More >>

NZNO Members Approve Three More Strikes

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 3:48 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says its 30,000 members working in DHBs have voted in favour of three more strikes: July 29/30 (24 hours), August 19 (8 hours), September 9/10 (24 hours). The strike ballot closed at 12 Noon today. NZNO lead advocate ... More >>

NZNO Rūnanga And PHARMAC To Recognise Māori Nurses In Fourth Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards

Monday, 17 May 2021, 10:54 am | NZNO

Te Rūnanga o Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa and PHARMAC - Te Pātaka Whaioranga are proud to open submissions for the fourth annual PHARMAC Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards. The Awards, which were first held in 2018, acknowledge the key role Māori nurses ... More >>

NZNO DHB Members Vote To Strike!

Friday, 14 May 2021, 1:38 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) will be issuing strike notices to the country’s district health boards (DHBs) after its 30,000 members who work in DHBs voted overwhelmingly in favour of an eight-hour strike on 9 June. Lead Advocate and ... More >>

Stand Behind Us On International Nurses Day, Says NZNO

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 9:44 am | NZNO

On the International Day of the Nurse (12 May) the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is asking the people of Aotearoa New Zealand to get behind nurses and all health workers in their struggle for fair pay and safe staffing. NZNO Acting Professional ... More >>

Understaffing’s Dire Impacts On Aged Care Highlighted

Friday, 19 March 2021, 9:21 am | NZNO

Understaffing in the aged care sector in Aotearoa New Zealand is the focus of this year’s Caregivers Week, which starts on Monday 22 March. Understaffing means workers do not have time to provide the best possible care and must often make difficult ... More >>

Family Planning Workers Vote To Strike

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 11:09 am | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says around 100 of its members working for the Family Planning Association (FPA) as nurses, medical receptionists/administrators and health promoters have voted to strike from 7.00am on 16 February to 7.00am on ... More >>