Media releases

media-releases

The media releases shown here are chiefly from the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, as well as some from our affiliates the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and Unions NSW.

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Cuts to penalty rates a worry for nurses and midwives

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) fears the Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce Sunday, late night and public holiday penalty rates will damage Australia’s collective values and open the flood gates for other industries to...



NSWNMA bids farewell to Minister Skinner

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association has farewelled outgoing NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, following the announcement of her retirement today. Acting General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Judith Kiejda, ...



Nurses and midwives won’t wait for domestic violence leave

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) and its members are calling on NSW Premier, Mike Baird to support 10 days of paid domestic violence leave in the National Employment Standards at tomorrow’s COAG meeting. This year alone, 69 women...



Secrecy around Northern Beaches Hospital redevelopment sparks industrial dispute

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Health Services Union (HSU) and Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (ASMOF) will today seek definitive answers to a number of longstanding issues related to the redevelopment of the Nor...



Baird’s privatisation frenzy hits city hospitals

St George Hospital nurses have been advised this afternoon that non-inpatient Renal Dialysis Services will be transferred to a private operator as part of a South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) ‘business plan’. Nurses have been giv...



Bupa fails NSW on aged care staffing and nursing wages

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has slammed Bupa Care Services for failing to negotiate in good faith market competitive pay and conditions for its aged care nurses. For several months, the NSWNMA has attempted to broker a new thr...



Nurses take aged care staffing issues to the Senate

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will present serious concerns around staffing and funding in aged care to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs in Canberra today. Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSWNMA, will ar...



Reprieve for Bourke St as fight continues for Goulburn Base

Goulburn residents are breathing a sigh of relief after securing a commitment this week from Assistant Minister for Health, Pru Goward, to keep Bourke Street Health Service open. A local campaign, backed by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Associat...



Staffing cuts lead to security issue at Kyogle

Unqualified staff being used to replace Assistant in Nursing (AiN) hours is having a direct affect on safety at Kyogle Memorial Multi Purpose Service (MPS). The removal of four hours of nursing care per day that was implemented by the Local Health Di...



WWI nurse’s unmarked grave given official memorial

A registered nurse, who was the first Australian to be awarded a Royal Red Cross (RRC 1st class) plus the bar for bravery during World War I, will have an official memorial dedicated next to her unmarked grave tomorrow. In the official ceremony at Wo...