Minister of Health David CunliffeThursday 08 May 2008, 3:57PM
Media release from health minister David Cunliffe
Minister of Health David Cunliffe has welcomed news that Senior
Doctors have ratified a settlement on pay and conditions.
"Today's decision is good news for both patients and senior
doctors," Mr Cunliffe said.
"The commission which will be established as part of today's
agreement will ensure that senior doctors working in New Zealand
have pay and conditions commensurate with those working
Mr Cunliffe acknowledged Senior Doctors and DHBs for taking a
constructive approach to achieving a positive outcome, which
supports the long-term objective of promoting quality in the health
sector, patient safety and strategic workforce planning.
"Today's announcement shows that health workforce negotiations can
have positive outcomes for all parties without disrupting