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Commemorating Gayle Woodford’s life and tragic death

On the first anniversary of outback nurse Gayle Woodford’s murder, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says systemic changes need to be implemented to better protect its members working in isolated, remote communities. ANMF Feder...



Nurses see penalty cut proposal from emboldened employer

Nurses working for Sonic Health Plus could see their award-aligned Sunday penalty rates cut from 75% to 50%, in what is expected to be worrying trend for Australian workers. Sonic Health Plus nurses are currently on a non-union approved EBA, in which...



Penalty rates for nurses on the ‘slippery slope’ with Sonic Health proposal

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is fighting an attempt by health provider Sonic Health Plus to cut the Sunday penalty rates of its nurses by a staggering 25%. ANMF Federal Secretary, Lee Thomas, d...



Welcoming Sally McManus as first woman ACTU Secretary

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today welcomed the election of Sally McManus as Secretary of the ACTU – the first time a woman has held the position in the peak union body. ANMF Federal Secretar...



Nurses and midwives also at risk of losing penalty rates

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says new legal advice regarding the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) recent decision on penalty rates confirms its fears that nurses and midwives working in some part...



Majority of Australians support higher Sunday penalties: poll

A new poll released today shows the majority of Australians think there is a difference between Saturday and Sunday, and people who work on a Sunday should get higher pay rates than those who work on a Saturday. The Essential poll, commissioned by th...



Low paid workers robbed of penalty rates

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has condemned a decision by the Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates across three industries, labeling it as a “cruel attack on the...



Mother’s Day Classic NSWNMA team

The Mother’s Day Classic, on 14 May, is a national fun run raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Following our success with the 2016 NSWNMA team, we’re participating again as a team in 2017. Early bird rates for the 2017 Mo...



Have a heart, Premier

This Valentine’s Day we’re calling on the new Premier to have a heart and keep disability services public in NSW, alongside the NDIS....



Senators should reject sneaky cuts to Paid Parental Leave

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is urging the Nick Xenophon Team and other cross-benchers to reject the Turnbull Government’s latest underhand attempt at cutting paid parental leave (PPL) for w...