The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association voted overwhelmingly against the New South Wales government’s public sector wage freeze at its annual conference, reports Jim McIlroy.
NSW Nurses and Midwives Association
Nurses rallied outside New South Wales parliament and across the state on June 2 to reject the state government’s attempt to impose a 12-month pay freeze on 400,000 public servants, including nurses and paramedics, report Jim McIlroy and Kerry Smith.
About 500 members of the Health Services Union (HSU), United Voice, NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) and other unions gathered in Hyde Park on April 19 to "Rally for Respect: Time to Care for Aged Care."
Speakers represented the various health sector unions, as well as UnionsNSW, and Labor federal and state politicians.
Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition government has cut billions of dollars from the aged care sector. This has had an enormous impact on the lives of older Australians in care, their families and those who care for them.
"This is a very sweet victory for hundreds of nurses and midwives who work and live in Maitland and the surrounding areas," acting general secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) Judith Kiedja said on January 26.
She was commenting on the confirmation that the new Maitland Hospital at Metford will be a publicly built and run facility.