Nurses' pay agreement ‘on track’

Sapa, January 15, 2008 The health department says it is making progress
towards implementing the Occupational Specific Dispensation (OSD)
agreement for nurses, signed last year by all trade unions in the
Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council. "All
100 000 nurses employed by government are expected to benefit from the
implementation of the OSD before 31 March (this year)," it said in a
statement on Tuesday. The department urged all parties to the agreement
to use the established bargaining council to deal with any issues
relating to the implementation of the OSD. ... Nurses