O’Farrell Govt says no to nurses on extending ratios

The NSW Government has presented an unacceptable offer on the NSWNMA ratios and pay claim, at a meeting held today. Two months after presenting the claim to put patient safety first, the Government has delivered a categorical ‘no’ to improving and extending the successful Award nursing hours/ratios system that nurses and midwives won through tough […]

Talks start – Government yet to respond

After three meetings, NSWNMA negotiators are still waiting for a response to your claim to put patient safety first by improving and extending the ratios/nursing hours system. The Government has not authorised NSW Health to make any response to your claim. This means they have failed to apply their own policy that negotiations should start […]

Nurses challenge O’Farrell on safer hospital staffing

Nurses and midwives around the state are to start voting on their staff ratios and wages claim next week. NSW still doesn’t guarantee safe nursing levels for seriously ill children, emergency departments or rural hospitals. NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) branches at public hospitals and community healthcare centres around NSW will start voting next […]

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