News and Notices

MERAS strike notice lifted for NMH


The planned strike notice for midwives who are members of the midwifery union MERAS has been withdrawn for Motueka, Nelson and Wairau maternity units.

The strike action was planned for 12 hours from 9am on14 February, affecting DHB-employed midwives in our hospitals but not lead maternity carers (LMCs) who work in the community.

MERAs reported that there was an overwhelming majority vote by local members to withdraw the strike notice given the local State of Emergency, and the impact on staff and families in the region.  

Nelson Marlborough Health appreciates the concern and consideration given by MERAs and its members to this situation.