Disability nurses introduce work bans at Stockton

Nurses have begun paperwork bans at the Stockton Centre, frustrated by a lack of information coming from the Department of Family and Community Services about specific group homes and related transfer arrangements for a number of residents. Members of the Stockton Hospital branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) introduced the work bans […]

ADHC and Government pretend to consult

On 19 November, the Secretary of the Department, Michael Coutts-Trotter emailed ADHC staff to convey the Baird Government’s unilateral decisions regarding the terms of your possible transfer to the ‘not for profit’ or ‘for profit’ sectors.  Secretary Coutts-Trotter stated that they “continue to consult with unions representing staff to raise and work through any member […]

Disability services – anti-privatisation petition rally

Staff from ADHC (Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care), including disability nurses, will gather outside Parliament House on Thursday 13 November to present a petition against privatisation to the NSW Government. Download this poster for your workplace: Anti-privatisation rally poster NSWNMA-PSA  

Update on campaign against privatisation of disability services in NSW

Association members continue to be active in a community campaign to keep disability services in public hands. On 11 March, the Hands off our Disability Services campaign was launched at a community forum held at Newcastle Panthers Club. Three hundred people turned up and the event generated significant interest in the media. Association and other union members […]

Public forum on privatisation of disability services

Hundreds of people will gather at Newcastle Panthers this evening to discuss the O’Farrell Government’s plans to privatise all state disability services and shut down the Stockton Centre. Local residents of the publicly run care centre, nurses, carers and family members have called on the government to explain how it intends to maintain the level […]

Petition to retain public disability services

Just when federal funding through a National Disability Scheme (NDIS) offers hope of a better life for people with disabilities, the NSW state government proposes to abdicate its responsibility and pull the rug out from under existing ADHC services by privatisation (the biggest privatising of government services in NSW history!) Please sign a petition opposing this […]

NSW Government in rush to privatise disability services

The NSW State Government’s unseemly rush to pass legislation that allows it to start privatising its disability services could actually put at risk real choice and the quality of services offered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), as well as good secure jobs in the sector, the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) said […]

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