@jackyan I'm willing to come out of private mode to affirm this a bit more publicly (as we've discussed this before). Nurses DO work very hard and I agree, they DO deserve much better pay. For those that don't know- I've been ill enough to see with my own two eyes, in regards to my own care.
@jaklumen We’ve heard reports here of nurses being paid NZ$27 an hour. Some on-call ones, who do a lot of work outside of their prescribed hours, worked out they were on less than NZ$10 an hour. That’s below the poverty line. Neoliberal policies have really screwed them over for 30-plus years here. Ours walked off the job for 24 hours yesterday, and rightly so, in my opinion.