Media release from David Choat
The District Health Board election has delivered a strong mandate for a living wage for all DHB funded workers.
“The living wage was raised at every candidate meeting and is clearly important in respecting the important work done by many health workers in delivering quality health services,” sayd Labour DHB Board member David Choat who was re-elected today.
“I am pleased to be elected with fellow living wage supporters Sue Kedgley, Chris Laidlaw, Helene Ritchie and Judith Aitken.
“The Government need to listen to people in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti who have sent a clear message that cuts in health services and poverty wages for health workers are unacceptable.
“I will be working with my other newly elected Board members to ensure that the Government restores cuts to much needed health services and funds the DHB to pay workers a living wage.”