Editorial – Brett Holmes

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

Ramsay offers pay parity and protection – March 2006

Members now to vote on `in-principle` agreement Our members working in the private hospital sector for Ramsay Health Care are about to consider a pay offer from their employer after a determined workplace campaign (see … Read More

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Creative action works – February 2006

When you are organised, prepared to act and are creative, you can win. 2006 promises to be a big year for unions and I’m proud as General Secretary to start it off by congratulating our … Read More

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Together, we fight to protect our rights – December 2005

For NSW nurses, 2005 has been a year of great wins and enormous challenges. Across a wide spectrum of nursing – public and private hospitals, disabilities and aged care – our members have campaigned strongly … Read More

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‘Take it or leave it’ is not a choice – November 2005

The federal government has finally put out for scrutiny some of its proposed new workplace changes and unions were on the mark when they said the changes would be radical, draconian and loaded in favour … Read More

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Preserving family life and nursing standards – October 2005

NSWNA fights to help nurses maintain a work and family balance and to preserve standards in EN training. For some months now there has been an intense public debate about the federal government’s proposed workplace … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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, … Read More

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