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Stockton goes to Maitland with message for Cabinet

General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Brett Holmes, said nurses would be at the forefront of a protest rally today in Maitland, where NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and his Cabinet are … Read More

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Queenslanders unite to celebrate Medicare

Union members, Medicare staff and one of the architects of the universal health care scheme will mark its 30th anniversary and restate their support for it to remain in public hands. ACTU President Ged Kearney … Read More

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Nurses and midwives fight to save Medicare

Acting General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Judith Kiejda, will today celebrate the 30th anniversary of Medicare’s existence along with other community leaders, health workers and supporters. Update: photos from the … Read More

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Kearney tour to give voice to ordinary Australians

ACTU President Ged Kearney will today begin a national two-week tour of workplaces to discuss the dangerous direction being set by the Abbott Government for 2014. Ms Kearney said she will visit postal workers in … Read More

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32,000 fulltime jobs lost in December

Despite more bad job numbers out today, Australians are still in the dark over what Tony Abbott’s job plan is, said the ACTU. ACTU President Ged Kearney said with 32,000 full time jobs lost in … Read More

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Premier O’Farrell needs to learn from Premier Newman

Acting General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Judith Kiejda today called on Premier Barry O’Farrell to take advice from his colleague, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, and reject proposals for Sydney’s newest hospital … Read More

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Nurses rally to defend Medicare

Acting General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Judith Kiejda, today said nurses would turn out in numbers to Saturday’s’s rally in defence of Medicare, to be held outside Sydney Town Hall … Read More

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Stealing the super from your stocking

General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, Brett Holmes, has accused the NSW Government and Premier Barry O’Farrell of using the cover of Christmas Eve to steal the fair entitlement of public sector … Read More

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Time for O’Farrell to accept referee’s decision

The General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Brett Holmes has welcomed the decision of Justice Boland in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW to grant public sector workers the 2.5 percent … Read More

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