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Q & A with MERAS Midwife on Strike

3rd December, 2018

Why are you striking? MERAS midwives are striking because our MECA expired almost 18 months ago. In that time our union has tried to engage with the DHBs to negotiate the terms and conditions of…

A Rock and a Hard Place

3rd December, 2018

Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Midwives on Strike Anna Fielder – Mother of three. Midwives on Strike Need Our Support You may have heard that midwives in the MERAS union are taking…

Midwives Striking and DHB Game Playing

30th November, 2018

Statement from the NZ College of Midwives. To be attributed to Chief Executive, Karen Guilliland. The New Zealand College of Midwives is extremely disappointed in the actions of the Bay of Plenty DHB demanding more…

Maximum disruption for DHBs and minimal disruption for women and their babies!

22nd November, 2018

Jill Ovens, MERAS Co-Leader, talks to Radio New Zealand – see the written story here https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/376502/striking-midwives-promising-maximum-disruption

Midwives Kick Off Two Weeks of Strike Action

21st November, 2018

21 November 2018 Midwives Kick Off Two Weeks of Strike Action More than 1150 DHB-employed midwives will begin strike action tomorrow (Thursday, 22 November). Employed midwives are striking for two hours, twice a day, over…

Midwives Join Call For Better Postnatal Resourcing

21st November, 2018

Media Statement 20 November, 2018 Midwives Join Call For Better Postnatal Resourcing Midwives agree that access to high quality care for 48 hours after birth is vital to the wellbeing of mothers and babies and…

Cultural app to raise awareness among staff and community

15th November, 2018

Pronunciation of te reo Māori, cultural protocol and waiata are the main focus of a new mobile app, Āke Āke, launched this week by Auckland and Waitematā District Health Boards. Āke Āke, available now on iOS and…

Midwives reject DHBs’ pay offer

6th November, 2018

More than 1100 DHB-employed midwives have voted overwhelmingly to reject the DHBs’ pay offer and to go on strike Click here for more.

Midwives skills unrecognised in DHBs offer

18th October, 2018

Midwives skills unrecognised in DHBs offer More than 1100 midwives directly employed by DHBs will start voting on an offer from the DHBs today (Friday, 19 October). The ballot will close on Monday, 5 November.…