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Ngāti Porou Hauora nurses strike

  • North Island: East Coast

Nurses at Ngāti Porou Hauora in Gisborne are currently on strike.

The nurses have chosen to strike due to what they say is pay disparity and a lack of equity between them as an iwi health provider and public health nurses (DHBs).

Rural health nurse Gina Chaffey-Aupouri says they just want to be paid what other nurses in the same town as them receive.

Ngāti Porou Hauora nurses say they want equal pay - Photo / File

She says, "We do the same work and have the same qualifications and we're $14,000 - $20,000 less."

Our reporter Te Kuru o Te Marama Dewes was amongst the picket line action and singing: