Monday 23rd April 2012
Victoria’s nursing dispute went global when Indian nurses targeted Premier Ted Baillieu outside his Delhi hotel.
Premier Baillieu was in India to lead a trade mission when about 30 Indian nurses gathered outside his hotel to support their Victorian counterparts.
Wearing red Australian Nursing Federation t-shirts, the Indian nurses chanted “respect our work” and carried a banner reading: “Mr Baillieu don’t take away nurse patient ratios from Victorians”.
ANF state secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick said Indian nurses in Victoria had helped the union send red t-shirts in time for the Premier’s arrival in Delhi.
“We have a lot of Indian nurses here in Victoria and they have friends and colleagues at home who they know and have trained with. There is a lot of international camaraderie around nurses,” she said.