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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  
n.
1.
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  
adj.
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
n.
Ostentatious showiness; flashiness: "a garish barrage of show-biz glitz" Peter G. Davis.

tr.v.
. Local NZNO members chose their own Go Purple celebrations
For other uses of the word 'Celebration' see Celebration (disambiguation).


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 Coordinates:  
This article is about the local government region; the article Hawke Bay relates to the bay itself.
 Hospital was decked out with 500 balloons, providing a photo opportunity for Hawke's Bay Today and the cover of this issue of Kai kai
Noun

NZ informal food [Maori]

kai
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  
n.
A region in the south of a country or an area.



southland·er n.

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:
  • International Women's Day on March 8
  • Myanmar Women's Day on July 3
  • National Women's Day in South Africa on August 9
  • Women's Day in Mozambique on April 7
, March 8.
NZNO Member Subscription                  PAYMENT OPTIONS
Rates from 1/4/00
                            [check] Direct Debit   [check] Direct Debit
                            [check] Invoice        [check] Invoice
                            [check] Credit Card

CATEGORY                          Annually             Half-yearly

Registered nurses and               $332                 $166
midwives, * Health
Professionals New Zealand
members not affiliated to
their prefessional bodies
and all not mentioned
elsewhere

Enrolled nurses,                    $265                 $132.50
registered obstetric
nurses and * Health
Professionals New Zealand
members with affiliations
to their own professional
bodies

Aides, Karitane nurses,             $200                 $100
clerical, non-clinical
support workers and all
other support workers

** Low income earners,              $125                 $62.50
those on parental and
full-time postgraduate
study leave, members
overseas, members not in
nursing practice,
unwaged, enrolled
bridging students working
part-time, members of
another union affiliated
to CTU

Undergraduate students of
nursing and midwifery,
unwaged new graduates and
those retired from
nursing but wishing to
retain full membership:

  with own personal copy            $53.75
  of Kai Tiaki Nursing
  New Zealand.

  without own personal              $20
  copy of Kai Tiaki
  Nursing New Zealand.

NZNO Member Subscription                  PAYMENT OPTIONS
Rates from 1/4/00
                            [check] Direct Debit   [check] Deduct from
                            (20th of each month)   salary/wage

CATEGORY                          Monthly              Fortnightly

Registered nurses and             $27.67                  $12.77
midwives, * Health
Professionals New Zealand
members not affiliated to
their prefessional bodies
and all not mentioned
elsewhere

Enrolled nurses,                  $22.08                  $10.19
registered obstetric
nurses and * Health
Professionals New Zealand
members with affiliations
to their own professional
bodies

Aides, Karitane nurses,           $16.67                  $7.69
clerical, non-clinical
support workers and all
other support workers

** Low income earners,            $10.42                  $4.81
those on parental and
full-time postgraduate
study leave, members
overseas, members not in
nursing practice,
unwaged, enrolled
bridging students working
part-time, members of
another union affiliated
to CTU

* Some examples of members that fall under the
Health Professionals New Zealand category:
Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs), Radiation Therapists (RTs),
Scientific Officers, Pharmacy Technicians, Dietitians, Laboratory
Technologists, Phlebotomists, Respiratory Technicians,
Sterile Service Technicians.

** Low Income--those earning under $15,000 gross per annum.
To qualify for this reduced subcription rate apply in writing
attaching proof of earnings: eg certificate of earnings from
employer or copy of pay slip.
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Title Annotation:news and events
Author:McIntyre, Lyndy
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Date:Feb 1, 2004
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