Pay rise offer not good enough: nurses’ union

Debbie Guest, West Australian, October 30, 2007 Nurses are likely to
reject a new enterprise deal from the State Government because it needs
to offer better pay and conditions, including a retention bonus,
according to the nurses’ union. Australian Nursing Federation State
secretary Mark Olson said the new enterprise agreement presented to the
union for the first time yesterday would struggle to be accepted by
members. The Government should be offering a 16 per cent pay rise over
three years, instead of a 10 per cent pay rise over two years. The
union also wants a $2000 retention bonus for all nurses after two years
of work in the public sector ... Pay