Wood right on nurse restrictions, Little blames Union & Ghost anti mandate nurses numbers don’t stack up

Wood right on nurse restrictions:

Immigration Minister Michael Wood maintains stance on requiring migrant nurses to stay in role for two years before gaining residency

Immigration Minister Michael Wood rejects he has only thin evidence to suggest nurses are more likely than doctors to switch jobs after gaining residence.

Immigration Minister Michael Wood is right to require migrant nurses coming to NZ are going to actually remain as nurses once they get here!

The process has been made easier to get here, but there is a global demand for nurses and the ones we get here we want t keep as nurses!

That’s just prudent, that’s not draconian or stupid!

What is most concerning decision makers right now is the bleak future consumers and producers are predicting DESPITE wages being high and unemployment low.

It hints that the last 14 years of central banks printing money to offset a global financial collapse in 2008 has built a hollow illusion of growth that collapses in upon itself the millisecond normal financial parameters are attempted.

The ocean of debt is about to find true gravity as interest rates are forced up in a desperate attempt to stop supply side inflation dynamics, which of course will only make the situation worse.

Right now nursing and hospitality are screaming to throw open the immigration flood gates to allow offshore labour to prop up their exploitation models.

Nursing requires cheaper offshore options and hospitality is built upon exploiting overseas backpackers.

If the Government cave into these demands, the unemployment rate will suddenly explode as multiple industries fall back on cheaper labour options and they sack kiwi workers for cheaper offshore options.

In 2019, 4million tourists visited NZ as part of our exploitative hyper tourism industry – those numbers will never come back while China’s zero covid policy stands and while new Covid variants sweep around the world.

Hospitality servicing hyper tourism is dead and if we are to make real progress on more teachers, nurses and Drs, we need to offer free education in return for bonding their service post graduation.

If Labour give into demands for open immigration, the unemployment rate will explode alongside the rentals market and the Government will face the worst of all words for quick fix immigration solutions that will make things worse!
Opening the doors to migrant nurses isn’t a sustainable solution!

Little blames Union:

Health Minister Andrew Little has labelled the country’s largest nurses’ union as being ‘unprincipled’ and the impediment to a pay deal.

The minister, who has so far refused to call health workforce pressures a crisis, doubled down on comments he made publicly on Wednesday in which he described the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) as “talking with a forked tongue”.

“They are blocking nurses getting a pay rise,” Little said in an interview on Thursday morning.

New Zealand is short 4000 nurses and unions representing healthcare workers and medical societies have urged the minister to label the situation a crisis.

Former Union Boss Andrew Little has been very clear his frustration is with the Nurses Union who of course want benefits for their older, long term members. The Government wants new money to go into young nurses as they start to attract them, but of course the Union doesn’t give a shit about new nurses, they care about their older longer term members and THEIR benefits. This is the friction point that is seeing gridlock at the moment. Little’s criticism as a former Union Boss will have the entire Wellington Twitteratti (who are in one way or tother involved in the Unions) not sure who to attack!

Ghost anti mandate nurses numbers don’t stack up:

Hundreds of unvaccinated nurses across New Zealand want to return to the workforce to help a health system in “crisis”, but the Government continues to deny them.

Nurses for Freedom New Zealand founder Deborah Cunliffe said 700 nurses and health care assistants had joined the group in the past three weeks. Most of the members were unvaccinated, some had received two doses but didn’t want a booster, and others had become ill after being vaccinated, she said.

The bulk of the group’s members were ready, willing and able to return to the workforce, she said.

For Christ’s sake! You are getting vaccinated to protect YOUR health you clowns, AND the health off those you are seeing!
Turns out that ‘700’ number is actually 10…
…so fuck off ghost anti mandate nurses.
Look, things are tough in health, no question, but more free market migrant nurses, a Union protecting older members and ghost anti mandate nurses aren’t solutions to those problems.



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