Strikes still loom as nurses latest pay negotiations with DHBs fail

Two days of strike action for nurses remain on the cards for next month after the latest round of pay negotiations with District Health Boards failed today.

Twenty-four-hour strikes are planned for July 5 and 12 after nurses rejected the largest pay offer in more than a decade on June 18.

DHBs are working on contingency plans to ensure emergency and essential services are available if the strikes go ahead.

Nurses will walk off the job twice next month, if they don't reach an agreement with District Health Boards. Source: Breakfast