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WA nurses planning statewide strike after wage negotiations with government break down

WA nurses are planning a state-wide strike on Friday after rejecting the government’s latest pay and conditions offer, and are now demanding a five per cent pay rise.  Key points: ANF members emphatically rejected the government’s pay offer A statewide strike is planned for Friday Nurses want Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson to speak to them That […]

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Ottawa and provincial health ministers urged by nurse union head to stop ‘squabbling’ as they sit down for first meeting since 2018

Linda Silas talks with reporters in St. Andrews, N.B., on July 20, 2018.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press The president of Canada’s nurses’ unions is urging Ottawa and the provinces to stop “squabbling” and to focus on finding practical solutions to the country’s health care crisis, including addressing a chronic shortage of nurses, when they meet early […]

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Hundreds of B.C. nurses hold rally in downtown Vancouver ahead of contract negotiations

Hundreds of B.C. nurses and healthcare advocates took to downtown Vancouver streets on Friday for a rally. The prevailing issue for them is deteriorating working conditions and staffing shortages, which have only gotten worse during the pandemic, union officials say. “We are hearing some facilities are 50 to 70 per cent short-staffed,” said Aman Grewal, […]

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Aged care workers to get 15 per cent pay rise after Fair Work Commission ruling

Aged care workers will get a pay rise of at least 15 per cent, after Australia’s industrial umpire handed down an “interim” decision in a highly anticipated and long-awaited wage case. Key points: The Fair Work Commission says it is satisfied an interim 15-per-cent increase is necessary Unions had argued for a 25-per-cent increase However, the […]

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WA nurses’ industrial action ramps up as unions still at loggerheads with government in dispute

WA’s public sector wages dispute is far from over, with three unions still at loggerheads with the state government. Key points: Nurses have ramped up their campaign of industrial action WA Police are preparing industrial action of their own Premier Mark McGowan says he wants unions to continue negotiations Nurses yesterday moved to the next […]

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NT Health staff have revealed to a coronial inquest why Kumanjayi Walker was left without their assistance on the night he died

As veteran nurse Lorraine Walcott sped 70 kilometres down a dark dirt road from one remote desert community to another on November 9, 2019, she had no idea the patient she was rushing to reach had already passed away. Key points: NT Health Department managers have conceded there was a communication breakdown between staff in […]

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Cancer patient’s treatment a week overdue as pressure continues on WA health system

Julia Osborne has been calling her hospital every day to find out if there’s a bed free for her. Key points: Julia Osborne’s treatment to battle aggressive cancer is overdue The AMA says it is ‘unacceptable’ and WA’s health system is unable to cope A pay dispute between WA’s nurses and the government is heating up  […]

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NT Health manager didn’t consult with police before evacuating Yuendumu medical staff, Kumanjayi Walker’s inquest hears

The coronial inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker has heard for the first time from senior decision-makers in the Northern Territory Health Department, with the general manager of primary health telling the coroner he did not know his nursing staff wanted to stay in the community when he ordered their evacuation. Key points: A NT Health manager […]

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Australian Nursing Federation demands 10 per cent pay rise at stop work meeting in Perth

West Australian nurses and midwives have voted to demand a 10 per cent annual pay rise from the state government and are threatening industrial action that could lead to bed closures in five weeks.  Key points: The union had been planning to ask for a five per cent pay rise But it agreed to up its demand at the […]

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‘Exhausted, underpaid & leaving in droves’: Why London’s nurses are voting to strike

At the height of the Covid pandemic, Amy Fancourt felt things might change. Watching the public clap for the NHS in their millions, the 29-year-old A&E nurse felt her profession might finally be on the cusp of getting the recognition it deserved. “And then it all fizzled out after a year, like a sad birthday […]

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