Nurses to get $120m pay rise
10:10AM Wednesday September 12, 2007

A $120 million pay deal for 20,000 hospital nurses is expected to be announced today.

It is understood the final of 21 district health boards (DHBs) nationwide is likely to ratify the deal today, giving nurses a pay rise close to 12 per cent over three years.

It follows the $380m Government-funded "pay jolt" in 2004, which awarded 20 per cent pay rises to public hospital nurses.

The New Zealand Nurses' Organisation (NZNO) has been in pay talks with district health boards (DHBs) since March and drew up a provisional settlement in August.

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