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Wage win for undervalued aged care workers

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has applauded the order by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to lift the Award wages of low-paid aged care workers by a full 15 … Read More

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Overhauls needed to slow nurse and midwife exodus

There are fresh calls to address widespread burnout and trauma amongst nurses and midwives or risk a devastating loss of experienced clinical staff from the state’s public health system.A new report commissioned by the NSW … Read More

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Ratios: It’s a life saver – ad campaign

Nurses and midwives are ramping up their campaign for nurse/midwife-to-patient ratios and will launch a TV advertisement across metropolitan and regional New South Wales today, warning voters of the side effects from chronic understaffing in … Read More

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ANMF calls for funding for Medicare reforms in May Budget

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the Albanese Government to use the Federal Budget to implement historic reforms of Medicare, including funding nurses and midwives to work to their full scope … Read More

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Private sector nurses and midwives to continue ratios fight

“Exhausted”, “struggling to cope”, “let down”, “dangerous” and “overwhelmed” is how nurses have described working conditions at the prestigious St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst and Mater Private Hospital in North Sydney.For the second time … Read More

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Second private hospital walk out in as many months

Frustrated by further bargaining delays, hundreds of nurses and midwives at two major private hospitals in Sydney will take protected stop work action for a second time next week.Seeking fair pay and shift by shift … Read More

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Opportunities for nurses and midwives welcome

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed plans by the federal government to modernise Medicare and overhaul the various models of care currently delivered by clinicians. Federal Health Minister Mark Butler confirmed the … Read More

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Nurses and midwives support Gomeroi people in fight against Santos Narrabri Gas project

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) stands in solidarity with the Gomeroi people in their fight for land rights and opposition of the expansion of fossil fuel extraction in Narrabri, on Gomeroi land.NSWNMA Acting … Read More

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Historic action by private sector nurses and midwives

Hundreds of nurses and midwives at two major Sydney private hospitals walked off the job for one-hour today in their fight for fair pay and conditions, their first protected industrial action in decades.Encouraged by supporters, … Read More

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