Petitions: keep our hospitals in public hands

We are calling on the NSW Coalition Government to ensure that our hospitals are publicly operated and kept in public hands. Please download the petition for your local hospital and get as many signatures as you can, then mail the signed sheets to: Unions NSW, Level 3 Trades Hall, 4-10 Goulburn Street, Sydney 2000. – Petition […]

Tamworth nurses and midwives launch petition to build community support

More than 100 nurses, midwives and residents of Tamworth attended a Community Forum at Tamworth Services Club last night to discuss concerns surrounding ongoing the staffing shortages at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital. Tamworth Hospital Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) took the opportunity to outline their concerns regarding serious nursing and midwifery […]

We deserve weekend penalty rates – sign the petition

The Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework has handed down its draft report. Commissioned by the Abbott government, this review attacks workers’ rights by recommending a reduction in weekend penalty rates, tampers with minimum wage indexation and opens the door to removing protections around individual agreements. Download the penalty rates petition! While health […]

Petition – insist on registered nurses 24/7 in aged care

Download and sign our petition about the threat to registered nurses in NSW nursing homes – and ask your family, friends and colleagues to sign it too. Please return original pages of the petitions to us by Tuesday 30 June 2015, to Stella Topaz, Professional Officer, NSWNMA, 50 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo, 2017. Download here: RNs24-7 petition […]

Monster climate petition

A monster petition has been started, directed to the House of Representatives requesting bipartisan action for a safe climate future. You are invited to support it, by signing it yourself and encouraging others to do so. The website is The Petition reminds politicians that it is “the fundamental duty of parliament to protect Australia’s people, […]

Bust the Budget rally and petition

*Take our Budget poll* Show your support for Medicare and against the huge increases in university fees, as well as cruel cuts to pensions – the list goes on of horrors from the 2014 Federal Budget. Sign the Bust the Budget petition and come along to the rally on Sunday July 6, 1pm at Sydney Town Hall. Transport […]

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