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Move to stop pay rises for lowest paid

ACTU President Ged Kearney said plans by the new Coalition Government to abandon wage increases for up to 350,000 workers in aged care and childcare was in direct conflict with Tony Abbott’s commitment that no … Read More

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Coalition abandons aged care workers

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has expressed disappointment that the new Coalition Government plans to walk away from historic wage reforms for the low-paid aged care workforce. “This is … Read More

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New government must meet commitment that ‘no worker worse off’

Unions are ready to work with the incoming Coalition government to improve life for working Australians, the ACTU said on Sunday. Australians have voted for a new government but it does not have a mandate … Read More

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ANMF welcomes funding for palliative care

New palliative care education for aged care nurses and care workers will help deliver high quality end of life care, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). The Federal Minister for Mental Health … Read More

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NSW aged care nurses face reduced pay under Coalition government

The federal Liberal and Nationals policy of further deregulating funding to nursing homes means tens of thousands of NSW aged care nurses face reduced pay under a Coalition government, the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association … Read More

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Bob Fenwick Memorial Program awards

Twelve mental health nurses from around the state will today receive their awards, at a ceremony in Sydney, for completing the Bob Fenwick Memorial Mentoring Program, which gets experienced mental health nurses or clinicians to … Read More

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Statewide nurses strike media kit

NSWNMA members at more than 180 NSW public hospitals and community health services will strike, or take other protest action, for various periods tomorrow, Wednesday 24 July, to protest against the O’Farrell Government’s failure to … Read More

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NSW nurses and midwives to strike tomorrow, Wednesday 24 July

Strike to affect more than 180 public hospitals and community health services. Buses and trains bring nurses and midwives to Sydney mass meeting. Sydney mass meeting webcast to 17 regional centres NSW Nurses and Midwives … Read More

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NSW nurses vote in big numbers to strike on Wednesday 24 July

More than 160 NSWNMA workplace branches have now notified the NSWNMA office that they will join Wednesday’s (24 July) statewide strike of nurses and midwives, to protest against the O’Farrell Government’s failure to provide guaranteed, … Read More

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