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SA nurses to get pay rise

A long-running dispute on pay and working conditions in South Australia has come to an end.

South Australian nurses will get a pay rise before Christmas after accepting a state government offer.

A ballot of Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation members has endorsed the deal which provides for a 2.5 per cent increase each year for the next three years and a one-off payment of $600.

The agreement has been lodged with the Industrial Relations Commission for approval under the Fair Work Act.

Health Minister John Hill said the government valued the tremendous effort and dedication nurses and midwives displayed every day.

"By offering good rates of pay as well as attractive conditions that recognise the professional development of nurses and midwives, we hope to continue to recruit the best and brightest from Australia and across the world," Hill said.

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