Masks directive highlights workplace risks for nurses

After five months of raising safety concerns held by members, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed today’s decision by NSW Health instructing all public health workers to wear surgical masks within 1.5 metres of patients. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said the union had repeatedly highlighted the workplace risks for thousands of […]

Frontline workers to slash spending if wage freeze proceeds

As public sector unions prepare to fight the state government’s proposed wage freeze in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, new data shows nurses and midwives are grappling with a bleak outlook. According to a YouGov* survey of nurses and midwives, a staggering 83 per cent of respondents said they were already stressed by day to […]

Hospital data reinforces exceptional value of nurses and midwives

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has again called on the NSW Government to abandon its public sector wage freeze, following the release of hospital data depicting the unwavering work value of nurses and midwives. The Bureau of Health Information (BHI) report released today shows nurses and midwives were grappling with the impact of […]

Nurses and midwives rally at Parliament for wage freeze showdown

Small groups of nurses and midwives will gather (social distancing) today outside NSW Parliament to express their anger at the state government’s public sector wage freeze. Following weeks of gathering support online to halt the wage freeze, members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will be positioned at the gates of parliament throughout […]

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