1st February, 2019
The midwives’ union, MERAS, is cautiously optimistic following a positive session of the full negotiating teams in facilitation today. MERAS industrial co-leader, Jill Ovens, says a counter-offer to their proposal has been made by the…
30th January, 2019
DHB-employed Midwives to Strike Again The midwives’ union MERAS has issued strike notices for 12-hour strikes from 9am-9pm, on 11-14 February. At issue is the DHBs refusal to acknowledge the responsibilities and skills of midwives,…
24th January, 2019
The New Zealand College of Midwives President, Deb Pittam, is delighted to announce the appointment of Alison Eddy as the next Chief Executive for the College. Alison will start in her new role on the 23rd January 2019. The position was widely advertised and attracted a high calibre of applicants.
“The profession is privileged to have a midwife of this calibre who is willing to keep supporting and leading the profession to maintain its special role in the lives of New Zealand’s women and their families,” says Deb.
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
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…