More nursing staff desperately needed at Belmont Hospital

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is urging management at Belmont Hospital to employ more nursing staff to alleviate workload issues and reduce the excessive overtime being forced upon current staff. Fed up by a lack of urgency from management to address the concerns raised, the NSWNMA filed a dispute last month in the […]

Hunter New England ignores patient safety concerns at Tamworth

Tamworth Hospital Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) maintains there are serious patient safety concerns at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, following a full day in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW (IRC) yesterday to discuss workload issues. Representatives of the NSWNMA and Hunter New England Local Health District (HNE LHD) returned to […]

Tell the Government: thanks but no thanks

An imposed pay increase – with no improvement in ratios The NSW Government’s wages laws continue to deny any real role for the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) in determining the appropriateness of our pay or the merits of ratios, nor do they allow any real bargaining to occur. Prior to these draconian laws, the […]

Court of Appeal decision hurts nurses and midwives

Nurses, midwives and other public sector workers across the state have been dealt a nasty blow, after the NSW Court of Appeal overturned a decision regarding a 2.5 per cent salary increase. In 2013, the Industrial Relations Commission awarded nurses, midwives and other public sector employees a 2.5 per cent award increase, in addition to […]

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 […]

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