178 branches to strike this Wednesday

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NSWNMA branches across NSW are staffing rosters to ensure life-preserving care will be maintained during this Wednesday’s strike. The number of branches voting to strike has now grown to 178.

We are standing strong in our determination to achieve safer patient care despite the Government’s attempt to shut down your campaign by making a new Award that doesn’t include improvements to the nursing hours/ratios system.

Only NSWNMA members are protected on Wednesday

Make sure your membership is ‘financial’ before Wednesday so that you are fully protected by the Association. You can check and update your payments online at http://www.nswnma.asn.au/topics/2779.html.

Please encourage your colleagues to join if they haven’t already. A strong collective statement is important for the future of our profession and our patients.

Your registration cannot be jeopardised by taking industrial action.

Wear your blue NSWNMA scrubs and bring the kids

Wear your blue scrubs on Wednesday or buy them for $20 at the Sydney Olympic Park meeting.

Kids are welcome at the meetings.

Organise your transport – NSWNMA bus bookings for meeting transport have now closed.

If you have not already booked a seat on an NSWNMA-chartered bus you should arrange car-pooling or public transport.

Regional webcast meeting locations are also posted at http://www.nswnma.asn.au/news/55945.html

Trains to Sydney Olympic Park

The Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre is a 7-10 minute walk from Sydney Olympic Park station.

Direct train from Central via Strathfield leaves Central (Intercity platform (country trains)) 10.39 am, stops Strathfield 10.53 am, arriving Olympic Park at 11.02 am. Look for the NSWNMA banners!

Trains from Lidcombe (5 minute journey) leave Lidcombe platform 0 at 10.30 am and 10.50 am. Lidcombe is on the Inner West, Bankstown, South, Blue Mountains and Western lines.

For other public transport options to Sydney Olympic Park ring 131 500 or go to www.131500.info on the web.

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