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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Maori nursing workforce strategy missing

Maori nursing workforce strategy missing
Organisation kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku has just got back from reporting to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York on the lack of progress in recruitment and retention in the Maori nursing workforce. Maori make up just 7 percent of the workforce, which means there needs to be an extra 10,000 Maori nurses by 2028 to meet the Health Ministry’s own target of 15 percent. Ms Nuku say that needs to be done in line with International Labour Organisation criteria of equal remuneration for equal skills, because the gap now is as much as 25 percent