NSWNMA statement on abrupt relocation of NSW IRC

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has written to the NSW Government seeking an urgent explanation on the proposed relocation of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW and its Sydney Registry to Parramatta. Currently located at 47 Bridge Street in Sydney CBD, the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW and its Sydney Registry sits within […]

Safer Staffing at Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital

Over recent months, Hornsby & Ku-Ring-Gai Branch has been working with the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association to investigate workloads and staffing levels at Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital. Following concerns from members, the NSWNMA obtained data from Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) indicating it had not complied with the minimum nursing hours within its Nursing […]

Time for O’Farrell to accept referee’s decision

The General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Brett Holmes has welcomed the decision of Justice Boland in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW to grant public sector workers the 2.5 percent wage increase originally promised by the O’Farrell Government’s own wage policy. “This is a victory for fairness and a lesson […]

Nurses and midwives see red this Monday 1 July

The Government continues to refuse our claim for improved and extended ratios, so nurses and midwives across NSW will be seeing red this Monday July 1 to spread the message that the Government refuses to improve patient safety by guaranteeing minimum nursing care levels. Facebook has ‘See red’ ideas Here are some Branch plans for […]

NSW nurses ‘See Red’ over O’Farrell’s failure to act on patient safety

Many nurses and midwives at NSW public hospitals and community health services will wear something red to work today 1 July to protest against the state Government’s failure to improve and extend safer nurse-to-patient ratios and the disreputable actions of the Premier, who has sent a misleading letter on the issue to some NSWNMA branches […]

State IR changes debate

Nurses and midwives welcome last night’s night duty experience for politicians. Proposed laws will stop nurses and midwives putting their night duty case Hopefully last night’s experience of “night duty” will help convince the NSW parliament that the O’Farrell Government’s attack on the independence of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (NSW IRC) is not in […]

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