As widely predicted, the sixth Labour government has spent little time dragging NZ back into a period of Union-driven industrial action.
This article on Scoop sums up what lead to our Nurses walking off the job.
"While actively encouraging nurses to seek higher salaries, the Minister - who implied, while in Opposition, that nurses would be paid more under a Labour Government - refuses to give DHBs the resources to pay them more."
Only that article is from 2004. The Minister in question is Annette King rather than David Clark.
Unsurprisingly, the same tired old policies and ideology-driven politics are delivering exactly the same outcomes as they have done over and over again.
There are many derivations of this quote, but the original is attributed to George Santayana:
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.