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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Nurses challenge O’Farrell on safer hospital staffing

Nurses and midwives around the state are to start voting on their staff ratios and wages claim next week. NSW still doesn’t guarantee safe nursing levels for seriously ill children, emergency departments or rural hospitals. NSW Nurses and Midwi...



Reply from Today FM on London hoax call

The NSWNMA has received a letter from Jeremy Simpson, General Manager of 2Day FM, in reply to its letters written in December 2012 about the ‘prank’ call made to a London hospital and subsequent death of the nurse who took that call. In h...



New setback for workers’ rights in Fiji

The abandonment of a pledge by the Bainimarama government to allow an independent constitution to be drawn up is a major setback for workers’ rights in Fiji, say Australian unions. Unions call on the Australian Government to demand an explanati...



Unions for Transfusions officially a 2012 success story

Unions For Transfusions, the union program to encourage blood donations across New South Wales, is celebrating a successful 2012, with over 700 pledges to donate gathered and given to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Eighteen workplaces have b...



Parliament must stop the push to strip penalty rates from people who work on Grand Final day

Australians’ enjoyment of the biggest sporting weekend of the year is under threat from a push by employers and politicians to create a 24/7 economy and abolish penalty rates, say unions. The ACTU has called on Parliament to reject a push to st...



Government must protect safe nurse

NSW Commission of Audit report into public sector management – initial NSWNA response. ATTENTION: Political, health and workplace reporters Regional and rural NSW media outlets The NSW State Government should reject the recommendation, in yeste...