15 May 2018

Pasifika midwives in NZ seek 'budget' recognition

From , 5:04 am on 15 May 2018

Pacific midwives in New Zealand are for hoping better working conditions as the coalition government prepares to announce its health budget this week.  

In addition to claims of being overworked and underpaid which are common in the country's health sector, Pacific midwives say they are shouldering additional burdens, including a growing cultural responsibility.

Pasifika midwives make up two percent of the sector and say they are not paid their worth because they have to spend more time with people in their care. 

Sara Vui-Talitu reports.

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