DHB and nurses to consider recommendations after strike saw thousands marching around New Zealand

The nurses' union and district health boards will be considering recommendations to enable them to "agree to a path forward". 

Industrial action by nurses around New Zealand kicked off at 7am this morning. Source: 1 NEWS

It comes as thousands of nurses, midwives and health care assistants walked off the job today for a 24 hour strike, asking for better pay and staffing after rejecting the latest pay offer from DHBs. 

DHBs are going to be considering recommendations from the Employment Relations Authority, said spokesperson Helen Mason today. 

More than 20,000 nurses hit picket lines, demanding a better offer from health bosses. Source: 1 NEWS

She said the DHB will be making contact with NZNO to discuss the recommendations "to agree to a path forward".

"We want to work closely with NZNO on how we approach the recommendations."

Ms Mason would not say what the recommendations were. 

DHB spokesperson Helen Mason said they wanted to work closely with the nurses' union NZNO to look for a way forward. Source: 1 NEWS