Donor nurses demand respect and decent pay deal

A large group of nurses and nursing assistants employed by Lifeblood across NSW will join a second online mass meeting of more than 200 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) members today to consider protected industrial action. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are among hundreds of ANMF members currently negotiating a […]

Working together to deliver better staffing in aged care facilities

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and its members have welcomed new data showing that the overwhelming majority of aged care facilities across the country have implemented 24/7 registered nursing (RN) staffing levels. Since the start of the new requirements on 1 July, the Government has reported that ‘86% of facilities now have a […]

Aged care nurses elated on eve of momentous reform

As thousands of aged care nurses prepare for their shifts across NSW, a widespread sense of triumph and relief will envelop them this weekend when a significant milestone is reached. The legal requirement for residential aged care facilities to have at least one registered nurse on duty, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, […]

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 per cent, effective from 30 June this year. ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler said this is a great win for […]

Albanese Government must stop nurse sackings in aged care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the Albanese Government to urgently act to stop greedy aged care providers from sacking highly-trained Enrolled Nurses (EN) and replacing them with lower-paid personal care workers (PCW) in nursing homes. In Tasmania, Southern Cross Care is making ENs redundant, substituting them with extended care workers. […]

ANMF concerned by removal of COVID-19 safety measures

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed concern that the mandatory COVID isolation period will be scrapped for people who test positive. “We are yet to see the real impact of dropping the isolation period from seven to five days, let alone removing the isolation period altogether. It’s a risk to remove all […]

ANMF cautions against hasty removal of COVID-19 safety measures

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is urging caution on the potential scaling-back of mandatory COVID isolation to be considered by National Cabinet, saying COVID-19 safety measures must always be based on considered, expert health advice. Speaking as National Cabinet meets today, ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler warned that despite daily case numbers falling, […]

Pay rise to recognise undervalued aged care workforce

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says the Federal Government’s Submission supporting a pay rise for aged care nurses and care workers will finally recognise the chronic undervaluation of employees and set the platform for better recruiting and retaining workers in the sector and, ultimately, better care for older Australians. The ANMF and the […]

Access to paid family violence leave will help save lives

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) commends the Albanese Government on new Legislation which gives millions of Australian workers access to 10-days’ of  paid family and domestic violence (FDV) leave. The Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2022 is the result of years of tireless advocacy and campaigning by the […]

ANMF appointed to Medicare taskforce

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is pleased to announce its Federal Secretary Annie Butler has been appointed to the federal government’s new Strengthening Medicare Taskforce. Health Minister Mark Butler said members of the taskforce would work together to identify key recommendations for the government to deliver on its pre-election […]

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