Groundswell of anger: Nurses and midwives strike to be heard

In a sign of widespread frustration, nurses and midwives will participate in a 24-hour statewide strike next Thursday, over their demands for safe staffing to be guaranteed in all NSW public hospitals and health services. A majority vote of NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) public sector members confirmed 94% in favour of the strike […]

Nurses and midwives send passionate plea to government for ratios

Frustrated and fatigued, nurses and midwives have declared they will continue their fight for safe staffing ratios across NSW, voting in favour of sustained and escalating industrial action until excessive workloads and widespread burnout is addressed, and better pay achieved. Thousands of NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members joined a Special General Meeting to […]

Nurses and midwives to hold mass meeting on Tuesday

Nurses and midwives will participate in a mass meeting on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the NSW budget, their current wages and conditions offer and the NSW government’s refusal to address extreme workload issues impacting safe patient care inside public hospitals. Hundreds of NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members will join the meeting at Sydney […]

Government to consider nurses and midwives’ demands

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has held talks with the NSW government today over the need for staffing improvements and better pay for nurses and midwives. Off the back of last Thursday’s second statewide strike, the NSWNMA met with Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Finance Minister Damien Tudehope to discuss the widespread staffing […]

Rally cries ramped up for staffing ratios

Undeterred by grey skies, thousands of nurses and midwives walked off the job for 24-hours today to participate in another statewide strike, urging the NSW government to heed warnings of the dire staffing crisis inside public hospitals and health services. For the second time in six weeks, 5,000 vocal nurses and midwives chanted their way […]

Second statewide strike for nurses and midwives

Thousands of nurses and midwives will strike tomorrow across the state, with many walking off the job for 24-hours from 7am, over the NSW government’s failure to act on the staffing crisis in public hospitals despite an initial statewide strike six weeks ago (15 February). NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) branch members will hold […]

Demand for safe staffing ratios echoes across NSW

Around 5,000 nurses and midwives dressed in scrubs and face masks marched on NSW parliament today, as thousands more participated in a statewide strike to demand nurse-to-patient ratios on every shift across the public health system. Burnout from the COVID-19 pandemic and fed up with the NSW government’s refusal to prioritise safe staffing in public […]

Statewide nurses and midwives’ strike to go ahead

Nurses and midwives will walk off the job and rally outside Parliament House TOMORROW, Tuesday 15 February, demanding the NSW Premier resolve the staffing crisis in public hospitals. Thousands of NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members will take part in over 20 rallies tomorrow, as part of the statewide strike to highlight the government’s […]

Nurses and midwives to strike statewide over ratios

Thousands of nurses and midwives from more than 150 public hospitals and health services will strike statewide next Tuesday 15 February, over the NSW government’s failure to introduce nurse-to-patient ratios on every shift. Over the past week, 99 per cent of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) branches who voted were in favour of […]

Nurses and midwives strike over staffing at seven sites

Hundreds of nurses and midwives across six hospitals and a mental health centre took industrial action today, voting to stop work or close beds. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) expressed their frustration at the NSW government’s refusal to improve staffing by implementing shift-by-shift ratios. Stop work actions are currently underway at […]

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