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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