Proposed immigration changes good for nursing and migrant workers – NZNO

NZNO Industrial Adviser Aged Care David Wait said the changes, proposed by Minister for Immigration Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, will help stabilise the nursing workforce in aged care, improve wages, encourage upskilling and help ensure we can provide quality care for our seniors.

“New Zealand has the highest rate of internationally qualified nurses in the OECD at 27 percent of our nursing workforce, so these changes are really important and would have widespread implications.”

“One of the intentions of this proposal is to reduce our reliance on workers from overseas and that’s great, but it will also encourage better workforce training for both the domestic and migrant workers we do employ.

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Proposed immigration changes good for nursing workers