DHB midwives to vote on 17.5 per cent pay increase over two years

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DHB midwives to vote on 17.5 per cent pay increase over two years

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Midwives at work
Meras Midwifery co-leader Caroline Conroy welcomes recognition of midwifery as a profession in its own right
“It’s looking pretty good all up. It’s been good to see people gain a better understanding of our role because we’ve been invisible up until now” , MERAS negotiator Jill Ovens says midwives’ pay should be commensurate with that of nurse practitioners, MERAS Industrial co-leader Jill Ovens says midwives at the top of the pay scale might soon be earning over $78, 000 if the settlement is accepted

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District Health Boards on Friday afternoon issued a media release saying they are pleased to announce a settlement has been reached with midwives covered by the MERAS (Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service).