Nurses vote to seek ERA order on disputed backpay

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
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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