Prison nurses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of their new collective employment agreement which includes a new pay scale for registered and enrolled nurses and delivers a pay increase of 3.75 per cent pay rise over the term of the agreement.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Nurses (Compensation and benefits)
Nurses (Negotiation, mediation and arbitration)
Prisons (Officials and employees)
Labor contracts
Collective bargaining
Pub Date: 05/01/2012
Publication: Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032
Issue: Date: May, 2012 Source Volume: 18 Source Issue: 4
Topic: Event Code: 280 Personnel administration; 540 Executive changes & profiles Canadian Subject Form: Labour contracts
Product: Product Code: 8043100 Nurses; 9918330 Collective Bargaining NAICS Code: 621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 290856231
Full Text: Prison nurses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of their new collective employment agreement which includes a new pay scale for registered and enrolled nurses and delivers a pay increase of 3.75 per cent pay rise over the term of the agreement. (See Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, April 2012, p36 for further details.)

Seventy per cent of NZNO members voted at ratification meetings held last month and NZNO advocate Chris Wilson said there was a lot of positive feedback on the settlement. Around 140 members are covered by the new agreement, which came into effect from the date of ratification. The first pay increase of 1.5 per cent is backdated to March 9. 2012.

Bargaining has been initiated for the 10 prison nurses employed by private prison provider SERCO at the Mt Eden Corrections Facility. These nurses are on individual employment agreements with high baser rates than Department of Corrections prison nurses but no penal rates.
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