NSWNMA to work with NSW government on ratios implementation

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) welcomes today’s announcement by the NSW government to establish a Safe Staffing Working Group as an historic step towards implementing nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW public hospitals. The working group will see NSWNMA representatives working alongside NSW Health officials to plan the rollout of a shift by shift staffing […]

Nurses and midwives reject pay offer and poor staffing

For the first time in eight years, a resounding majority of public sector nurses and midwives have voted not to accept the NSW government’s pay offer and lack of shift-by-shift ratios. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) conveyed the decision to NSW Health officials this morning, after its branches unanimously dismissed the 1.04% pay […]

INSULTING: Nurses and midwives react to latest pay offer

Public health sector nurses and midwives across the state are expressing their anger and disgust over a 1.04%* pay increase offered by the NSW government for 2021-22. NSW Ministry of Health made the pay offer to the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) after just one meeting, rejecting any improvements to the Public Health System […]

Nurses and midwives plea to local communities

Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) have issued a simple message to their local communities throughout the state: help us to help you. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said as more cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to be confirmed across metropolitan and regional parts of NSW, pressure is building on local […]

400 nurses go, if 300 beds shut down

400 nurses go, if 300 beds shut down The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has written to NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, seeking an urgent meeting to discuss the implications of the federal Budget on public health services across the State. Premier Mike Baird indicated around 300 beds would have to close from 1 […]

More humbug from the O’Farrell Government

Last week the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW (IRC) varied the Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award to give members the full 2.5% wage increase originally promised by the O’Farrell Government’s own wage policy. Over the last eight months the Government has used every trick in the book to stop you getting the […]

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 […]

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