New Zealand nurses run out of patience

Cummings, Geoff
May 2004
Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;May/Jun2004, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p10
The article focuses on the work conditions of nurses in New Zealand. The nurses have to handle too many responsibilities while at work. Earlier this month, the government committed itself to introducing pay equity--equal pay for jobs of similar skills, effort and responsibility--throughout the public sector by 2008. Equity claim compares nurses' salary with male dominated police and secondary teachers. However, the Nurses Organization has not compared the jobs of nurse, policeman and teacher in any depth.


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