Topic: Health

Midwives take to the picket lines

By Online News - Rereātea

Midwives are calling for urgent action from the government at marches around the country today.

At the march in Wellington, a petition with more than 13,000 signatures is being presented to parliament.

Midwives are demanding fairer pay and working conditions in the upcoming budget.

Recent calculations show the average wage for rural lead maternity carers and midwives is only around $7 an hour after tax and expenses.