We initiated bargaining New Year’s eve 2017. Since then we have had 8 sets of bargaining dates, two of which have been cancelled by the DHBs due to their focus on the nurses’ bargaining. When these two rounds were cancelled we demanded that going forth bargaining would be efficient and effective. Finally in September the DHB team tabled their claims, 7 months after the first bargaining round. Whilst they had previously indicated they had two major claims (schedule 10 and the remuneration model) when they finally tabled their claims they were considerably more widespread.