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Aged care nurses robbed of wage improvements

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has expressed its outrage that the Federal Government has axed wage improvements for low-paid aged care nurses. Federal Secretary, Lee Thomas said the … Read More

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Bathurst nurses start work bans

The Western NSW Local Health District is continuing to ignore strong community opposition to service cuts at Bathurst Base Hospital and in response NSW Nurses & Midwives Association (NSWNMA) members at the hospital will start … Read More

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Unions pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Australian unions are today mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, a towering figure of the twentieth century and an inspirational figurehead for equality and justice across the globe. “Today, the world has lost a truly … Read More

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Bathurst nurses strike on Friday

In one of the most dramatic local confrontations between nurses and midwives and the State Government in decades, NSW Nurses & Midwives Association (NSWNMA) members at Bathurst Base Hospital will start a 24-hour strike at … Read More

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Bathurst nurses vote to strike Friday

NSW Nurses & Midwives Association members at Bathurst Base Hospital have today (26 November) voted, in a secret ballot at a special NSWNMA branch meeting, to strike for 24 hours on Friday to protest against … Read More

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Unions push for domestic violence leave

White Ribbon Ambassador and ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said Australian unions will support a special resolution at the ACTU Executive on Tuesday for paid domestic violence leave to be included as a minimum entitlement in … Read More

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Low-paid women lose from dumped super rebate

Sales assistants, checkout operators and food preparation assistants are set to bear the brunt of the Coalition’s attack on superannuation. A bill which overturns the superannuation rebate along with the mining tax and other spending … Read More

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Bathurst campaigns to stop cuts

NSW Nurses & Midwives Association (NSWNMA) members at Bathurst Hospital will hold a special branch meeting today to plan their response to the State Government’s decision to close five beds in the hospital’s medical ward … Read More

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Pregnancy discrimination is top workplace complaint

Workers who have experienced discrimination while pregnant or when they have returned to work after having a baby are being urged to tell their stories to a national inquiry. This comes as the Fair Work … Read More

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