New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA)

Public sector unions and Unions NSW have rejected NSW Labor’s pay offer, saying it will not help retain existing workers, or attract new ones which are desperately needed. Jim McIlroy reports.

Jim McIlroy writes about how a recent hospital stay has underlined why we need to fight to defend and extend the priceless public hospital system.

Activist holding sign that reads ‘No Narrabri gasfield’ at a November 12 climate rally in Sydney

Climate Coalition Sydney organised a forum that heard from four union and environmental activists fighting against the Australian government’s fossil fuel expansionism. David Killingly reports.

In the first contested election in the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Union since 2003, John-Paul Marx, who ran on “A Smarter Union” ticket, received 38.7% of the vote. Niko Leka reports.

“We are heroes, but we are treated as zeros,” a NSW Nurses and Midwives Association nurse said at their fourth strike this year. Kerry Smith reports.

Unionsts from various unions support the Gomeroi campaign against Santos

A delegation of unionists travelled to the Pilliga forest, in Northern NSW, in solidarity with the Gomeroi people resisting Santos' Narrabri coal seam gas mining operation. Jim McIlroy reports.

Nurses taking action at Westmead Hospital on September 1.

New South Wales Labor decided in May that it no longer supports its 2015 and 2019 policy for mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals. Niko Leka reports.

The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association will have its first openly contested leadership election since 2003 in October. Niko Leka reports.

Thousands of NSW Nurses and Midwives Association members went on strike for the third time this year to push for safe nurse-to-patient ratios and a pay rise. Jim McIlroy reports.

Nurses strike

New South Wales nurses and midwives took strike action across the state for mandated safe nurse-to-patient ratios and better pay and conditions. Kerry Smith reports.

Emergency department nurses at Blacktown and Westmead Hospitals walked out of work to protest unsustainable work conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.

Nurses are leaving the profession in droves and the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us to breaking point. Abigail Humphreys provides context to union members' decision to reject the 3% pay offer.