Nurses go purple to voice pay concerns.
LAST DECEMBER'S Go Purple Day--a national day of action focusing on NZNO's Fair Pay Campaign--had NZNO NZNO New Zealand Nurses Organisation members up and down the country sporting NZNO's trademark purple.
In the spirit of Christmas Christmas [Christ's Mass], in the Christian calendar, feast of the nativity of Jesus, celebrated in Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches on Dec. 25. In liturgical importance it ranks after Easter, Pentecost, and Epiphany (Jan. 6). , Go Purple Day set out to demonstrate that fairness is about giving as well as receiving, and incorporated collections for women's refuges. Daily papers published photos of NZNO members loading trailers of food and toys for refuges and creatively linking the day to the fair pay message.
The common factor was a purple "blitz blitz
a. A blitzkrieg.
b. A heavy aerial bombardment.
2. An intense campaign: a media blitz focused on young voters.
3. ", from the usual NZNO balloons to the now-familiar fair pay T-shirts and stickers, to a more festive fes·tive
1. Of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival.
2. Merry; joyous: a festive party. style of purple wigs, hats, glamour and glitz glitz Informal
Ostentatious showiness; flashiness: "a garish barrage of show-biz glitz" Peter G. Davis.
tr.v. . Local NZNO members chose their own Go Purple celebrations
Celebrations are a chocolate collection made by Mars, Incorporated comprising miniature versions of favorite Mars-produced bars. and let the media know about photo opportunities.
* Trailer In communications, a code or set of codes that make up the last part of a transmitted message. See trailer label. loads of donations for the local refuges were the focus of actions in Whangarei and Christchurch.
* In Auckland, the accent was on dressing for the occasion, with a huge range of creative purple adornments, resulting in headlines like 'Nurses' Purple Patch in Protest Over Pay" in the Manukau Courier A monospaced typeface originating from the typewriter that is commonly used for letters. It is still considered by many to be the "appropriate" typeface for business correspondence. .
* Taranaki members got great publicity with a photo story carrying the message: "Nurses may want more money, but that didn't stop them collecting for other members of the community yesterday."
* Hawke's Bay
NZ informal food [Maori]
noun N.Z. (informal) food, grub (slang) provisions, fare, board, commons, eats (slang Tiaki Nursing New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. .
* Wellington donations were piled high at NZNO's national office, where delegates attending the Lower North Island multi-employer collective agreement negotiations livened up the pay talks with a range of purple fashion statements.
* Nelson nurses lined up to tell the local paper to look out for a strong pay equity campaign in 2004.
* In Southland south·land or South·land
A region in the south of a country or an area.
Noun 1. , food and grocery items filled an empty bassinet, as well as buckets and boxes.
Go Purple Day was not just for district health board members. It was a chance to spread the word that all NZNO members are part of the Fair Pay Campaign. Wearing purple ribbons, caregivers from Te Whanau Rest Home in the Horowhenua wore purple ribbons, highlighting their bid for fair pay, as well as support for aged care training and qualifications.
The colour theme continued this month with Black Friday Black Friday, Sept. 24, 1869, in U.S. history, day of financial panic. In 1869 a small group of American financial speculators, including Jay Gould and James Fisk, sought the support of federal officials of the Grant administration in a drive to corner the gold , held on February 13. Members wore black armbands and hung black balloons around their workplaces to protest against nurses' poor pay. The day also involved a push to send as many post cards as possible to Finance Minister Michael Cullen Dr Michael John Cullen (born 5 February 1945, London) is a New Zealand politician.
Cullen currently serves as Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, Minister of Finance, Minister of Tertiary Education, Attorney-General and Leader of the House. calling for money to be set aside for a fair pay settlement for nurses in the Government's May budget.
The next national day of action will be International Working Women's Day Women's Day may refer to:
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