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In this section you will find a range of reports and resources to help you protect yourself and your colleagues at work, including the NSWNMA’s essential 2013 guide to Work Health and Safety Essentials for Nurses and Midwives and the 2014 Nurses and Midwives Guide to Reasonable Workloads.

Also in this section is the Garling Report and news about workers compensation in NSW.




Special meeting to mark 5 years of cuts to workers compensation

The NSW Government’s savage changes to workers compensation, made in 2012, have had a profound impact on NSW workers and their families. Under these changes: Tens of thousands of injured workers have lost medical cover; Just 4% of workers in th...



Injured Workers Support Network picnic

The Injured Workers Support Network invites nurses and midwives to a family picnic on Sunday June 18....



Return to work after injury inquiry

Since the cuts to workers compensation in June 2012, were you given a fair chance to return to work? Much  of the  Government  rhetoric  to justify  the  workers  compensation  cuts was that  they  would  encourage return  to work, yet th...



Injured Workers Support Network family day at Holroyd

On Sunday June 19 the Injured Workers Support Network will be holding a family day picnic at Holroyd workplace memorial park from 11am at the Holroyd Workplace Memorial Park Brickworks Drive, Holroyd am. We will have a sausage sizzle and family ente...



Rally for workers compensation justice

Injured workers and their supporters will gather outside the 2016 Workers Compensation Summit at the Swissotel next Tuesday 23 February at 8.30am to let industry players aware of their presence....



Calls for action to address elder abuse in aged care

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on all levels of government to proactively reduce and prevent incidents of elder abuse occurring in residential aged care facilities. In its report ‘Who will keep me safe? Elder Abuse i...



Nurses demand answers to tackle violence and boost patient safety

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) welcomed today’s first roundtable to discuss serious violent incidents and aggression occurring in public hospitals throughout the state. The NSWNMA, together with the Health Services Union (HSU),...



NSWNMA violence app

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Safety and Injured Workers Conference

Unions NSW will be holding its annual Safety and Injured Workers Conference on October 22-23, 2015. In an environment where workers’ rights to safety protection and decent support are being challenged by business and government, this conferenc...