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Healthy Pay for Healthy Hospitals


The campaign for ALL service workers in public hospitals

Latest news 22 December 2010

Negotiations with the District Health Boards and the four contracting companies have started to renew the current SFWU collective employment agreements and win a pay increase for our 3000 public hospital members.

The union negotiators have presented the DHBs and contractors with over 20 claims.

Read more in our recent newsletter for members 

The union negotiators have presented the DHBs and contractors with over 20 claims.

Read more in our recent newsletter for members 

The union negotiators have presented the DHBs and contractors with over 20 claims.

Read more in our recent newsletter for members 

Member newsletters

*LATEST NEWSLETTER*DHB MECA Update 2010/.11 Reprt 1 (22 Dec 2010)

Older newsletters from last time around....

DHB MECA Update - Report #11

DHB MECA Update - Report #10

DHB MECA Update - Report #9

DHB MECA update - Report #8

DHB MECA update - Report #7

DHB MECA update - Report #6

DHB MECA update - Report #5

DHB MECA update - Report #4

DHB MECA update - Report #3

DHB MECA update - Report #2

DHB MECA update - Report #1


 

The Healthy Hospitals campaign

In 2007/08, 3000 SFWU Nga Ringa Tota members employed as orderlies, cleaners, food service workers, security workers and home support workers in public hospitals set an important benchmark for low-paid workers.

The Union’s public hospital campaign, Healthy Pay for Healthy Hospitals, was finally completed at the end of 2008.  It succeeded in establishing a minimum pay rate of $14.25 an hour (since increased to $14.62 an hour), a five-step wage scale and the restoration of weekend, night and public hospital penal rates that many of these workers had lost during the 1990s.

 



Click here to see  video clips of SFWU members from the 2007/8 Healthy Hospitals Campaign

View gallery of 2007/8 images

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