Recruit new members and win
$20 for every new member you sign up. Sign up five new members and you get $100; sign up 20 new members and get $400. For more information about the NSWNA Recruitment Incentive Scheme: email Lynne Ridge on firstname.lastname@example.org
Members are the Union
Linda Kelly (left), Nurse Educator at Concord Repatriation Hospital, has recruited 202 new members to the NSWNA.
‘When talking to young or new nurses I think it’s important to personalise the branch at the local level, to make it real for them, the gains we’ve achieved for them locally and the influence we can have on our profession through the Annual Conference on strengthening the award and wider social issues like Medicare access, the Iraq war and refugees. Our ability to successfully negotiate awards and conditions depends on membership and, as I always remind them, the members are the Union.
Union membership is insurance at work
Ann Conning, RN at Gosford Hospital, has recruited 130 new members to the NSWNA.
‘The Orientation sessions are the key to healthy membership, especially recruitment drives with the Association’s support. It’s important to demonstrate all the benefits of membership. Would you drive a car without rego and insurance? If not, then why would you work on a hospital ward without proper professional and legal support? When people ring for help now I always ask if they’re a member first. On walk-arounds I used to find it amazing how many nurses said they’d been meaning to join so I always carried membership forms and got them to do it on the spot – even if they didn’t have all the necessary information the Association could call them back later.
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