Nurses still unhappy with pay offer

ABC News, August 13, 2010 The nurses union says there are still some 'thorny' issues in its pay and conditions dispute with the State Government. The union is seeking a nine per cent pay rise over three years. It met Government officials today but the Government's offer has not been disclosed. Union state secretary Elizabeth Dabars says industrial action is likely if its members do not get a better deal by Monday. "We are much closer that before on a number of important issues, however there are still some outstanding critical issues which we remain very far apart. That includes career structure and a number of other matters," she said.