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 […]

A new plan to boost Nurse Practitioners in health and aged care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is supporting the Nurse Practitioner Workforce Plan (Plan) which aims to expand the services of highly-trained Nurse Practitioners (NPs), as a way of addressing increasing demands for health and aged care and chronic workforce shortages across the country. The Plan builds on a number of reforms for NPs […]

Providers threaten to withhold aged care wages

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has raised concerns that some aged care providers are trying to short-change underpaid nurses and personal care workers, by not passing-on full wage increases ordered by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). A 15 per cent interim increase was ordered by the FWC in November […]

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 […]

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 of practice, to ensure optimal health outcomes for the whole community. The Final Report from the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce was […]

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 welcomes 15% increase to Award wages for aged care workers

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) 15% interim pay increase in minimum wages for underpaid aged care nurses and care workers recognises the undervaluation of employees in aged care – but more needs to be done to retain and recruit staff to the under-resourced sector. In handing down […]

Better bargaining system will achieve wage growth and equity for female workers

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is urging MPs and Senators to support new legislation, which includes better options for multi-employer bargaining, saying it would finally help lift wages, improve working conditions and deliver gender-equality across workplaces. ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler said whilst existing bargaining may have been successful […]

ANMF welcomes budget funding for Health and Aged Care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the Albanese Government’s funding for health and aged care and cost of living relief in the Budget. ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler said the significant investment is the first-step in fixing the troubled aged care sector, by providing support for staff ratios and other measures which […]

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 […]

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