SA nurses and midwives petition for rural and remote incentives

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) South Australian Branch has launched a public petition calling for urgent rural and remote incentives for nurses and midwives to address the staff shortage that is putting regional country hospital services under threat of closure. The SA government reached an agreement with the ANMF SA Branch in 2022 […]

Gender pay gap data reveals substantial pay disparity

Dice-like cubes spelling out the word Equal

Unions have welcomed publication of the gender pay gap for nearly 5,000 Australian private sector employers for the first time but urge more needs to be done to close the disparity. “Publicising the gender pay gap is a tool that works – it shines a light on entrenched practices and structural inequalities that see women […]

Westmead hospital staff urge action from NSW Premier and Health Minister

More than 200 staff at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital have signed an open letter addressed to the NSW Premier and Health Minister, demanding the immediate fix of staffing and accessibility issues at the site. Emergency nurses and registrars, as well as administrative, security and orderly staff, were among those to put their name to the letter, […]

Mark Butler commits to working with the ANMF on mandating aged care staff ratios

The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing has committed to working with the ANMF and representative groups to ensure that Labor’s policy on aged care staffing ratios incorporates the professions’ views ahead of the next federal election. Speaking at the ANMF’s 15th Biennial Conference last Friday (15 October), MP Mark Butler, who replaced Chris Bowen […]