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Hard hats valued more than healthcare workers in NSW

The Berejiklian Government has delivered a shocking blow to thousands of public hospital nurses and midwives across NSW, slashing their hard-earned wages for twelve months.Today, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) awarded a 0.3% pay … Read More

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Elective surgery backlog needs extra hands

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is urging the NSW Government to bring forward the delivery of extra nurses to help cope with the elective surgery waiting list backlog due to COVID-19.The latest Bureau … Read More

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Rural health boost needed across NSW

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has backed calls for a public inquiry into the inequities of rural and regional health services and urged the Berejiklian Government to fast-track the allocation of extra nurses … Read More

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Gloucester aged care nurses cautiously welcome deal

After months in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC), aged care nurses at Gloucester Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital have secured a five year deal, under a transfer arrangement between Hunter New England Local Health District and … Read More

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Mask mayhem putting life-saving nurses at risk

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has joined a chorus of health organisations demanding improved protocols and better Work Health and Safety standards for all health workers responding to the coronavirus pandemic.NSWNMA General Secretary, … Read More

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Masks directive highlights workplace risks for nurses

After five months of raising safety concerns held by members, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed today’s decision by NSW Health instructing all public health workers to wear surgical masks within 1.5 … Read More

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Privatisation of mental health advice line kept under wraps

Concerns have been raised over the future of a publicly-run mental health telephone advice line, following revelations several Local Health Districts across NSW have handed over delivery of the service to private provider, Medibank.Earlier this … Read More

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Battle over fair pay for nurses and midwives ramps up

Hundreds of nurses and midwives have angrily condemned the Berejiklian Government for ignoring their personal sacrifices, as lawyers representing public sector unions return to the NSW Industrial Relations Commission to fight a planned wage freeze.Delegates … Read More

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Relaxing of lockout laws reckless for Newcastle

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has urged the Berejiklian Government to resist pressure from the alcohol industry to relax late night trading restrictions across Newcastle venues.Introduced in 2008, the Newcastle lockout laws for … Read More

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