The Association represents the industrial interests of nurses and midwives employed under all awards and agreements registered in this state in both the public and private sectors. Its role is to protect the interests of nurses, midwives and the nursing and midwifery profession.
The public sector consists mainly of the public health system and disability nurses within ADHC (Ageing Disability and Home Care). In 2010, the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association succesfully prosecuted nursing hours per patient day (ratios) into the award. We are continuing to strive for improved wages and conditions, including ratios, in our current varied award as well.
The private sector consists of private hospitals and aged care where members of the Association have managed to gain vast improvements to their wages and working conditions compared to non-unionised workplaces.
There are several other industrial agreements, covering GP practice nurses, Red Cross, private day surgeries and several more.