Aged care nurses to strike

Friday, October 6, 2017

About 800 aged care nurses and carers in 26 Victorian Bupa nursing homes are set to take protected industrial action.

The first stage will include wearing campaign t-shirts, handing out campaign materials, bans on certain paperwork and speaking to the media.

The Victorian branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has been negotiating with Bupa management for improved staffing levels, skill mix, wages and working conditions for the past 14 months.

ANMF members are also seeking minimum staffing levels of registered nurses, enrolled nurses and personal care workers every shift to improve resident care.

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