Nurses vote to seek ERA order on disputed backpay

Ella Somers
Tue, 10 May 2022

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Nurses vote to seek ERA order on disputed backpay
Nurses' association lawyers have been instructed to apply to the Employment Relations Authority. (Image: Getty)
Ella Somers
Tue, 10 May 2022
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation wants to force the government to uphold its initial commitment to backpay in the historic $520 million pay equity deal and is asking the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to intervene.The nursing association has struggled to get the government to honour a 2020 agreement that each employee would receive backpay based on new rates. The group rejected a deal last month that saw the government propose a new formula that amounted to a much lower payment for many nurses.In April, health minister Andrew Litt...

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