Editorial – Brett Holmes

BHolmesEvery month The Lamp carries an editorial by Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSWNMA.




The radical changes you did not vote for – August 2005

The Prime Minister has no mandate and no case for proposed changes that threaten the rights of nurses Many nurses – along with millions of other Australians – voted to return the Howard government at the last federal election. People voted for wh...



Raising the bar on nursing – July 2005

While working to address the inadequacies and problems in our health system, we also celebrate the outstanding achievements and commitment of the nursing profession. One of the challenges we face as, an organization committed to improving the nursing...



Campaign delivers groundbreaking award – June 2005

NSW nurses have many reasons for satisfaction with a pay campaign that has culminated with the decision of the independent umpire, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, to award us a 14% pay increase over the next four years. While on the face of ...



A win for the aged and their carers – May 2005

Congratulations to our members in aged care for their 25% pay rise win! Aged care members have achieved a 25% pay rise in the Industrial Relations Commission – a 6% wage increase for this year, and another 6% for next year, along with previous inte...