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February 12, 2018

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – February 12, 2018

Below is a collection of links to news stories, provided by Global Nurses United, about nurses in other nations and how they are advocating for their patients.

Argentina

 

https://www.pagina12.com.ar/94604-abrazo-y-paro-en-el-posadas

 

Titular: Abrazo y paro en el Posadas

 

Headline: Embrace and strike in the Posadas

 

Australia

 

https://www.southburnetttimes.com.au/news/permanent-escort-for-cherbourg-hospital-staff/3330910/

 

Headline: Permanent escort for Cherbourg hospital staff

 

Australia

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-08/james-cook-university-under-fire-for-physician-assistant-course/9376342

 

Headline: ‘Why have a course where there’s no outcome?’ James Cook University under fire for healthcare degree

 

Brazil

 

http://bhaz.com.br/2018/02/04/enfermeiros-sofia-feldman-greve/

 

Manchete: Enfermeiros do Sofia Feldman entram em greve por falta de pagamento de salários

 

Headline: Sofia Feldman nurses go on strike for non-payment of wages

 

Brazil

 

https://g1.globo.com/mt/mato-grosso/noticia/apos-acordo-no-trt-mt-ex-funcionarios-de-hospital-regional-devem-receber-r-23-milhoes.ghtml

 

Manchete: Após acordo no TRT-MT, ex-funcionários de hospital regional devem receber R$ 2,3 milhões

 

Headline: After agreement in the TRT-MT, former regional hospital employees should receive R $ 2.3 million

 

Canada

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/linda-silas/nurses-go-to-work-expecting-to-be-hurt-by-patients-this-has-to-end_a_23351548/

 

Headline: Nurses Go To Work Expecting To Be Hurt By Patients. This Has To End

 

Canada

 

http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/marilou-gagnon/nous-avons-des-solutions_a_23356788/

 

Titre: Nous avons des solutions

 

Headline: We have solutions

 

Canada

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/02/04/ontario-nurses-walk-away-from-contract-talks.html

 

Headline: Ontario nurses walk away from contract talks

 

Canada

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/4006078/ontario-nurses-bargaining/

 

Headline: Ontario nurses’ union walks away from bargaining with hospitals

 

Canada

 

http://www.windsorsquare.ca/archives/2018/bargaining-breaks-down-for-hospital-rns/110822

 

Headline: Bargaining Breaks Down For Hospital RNs

 

Canada

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/icu-nurse-retires-wrha-changes-1.4519392

 

Headline: ICU nurse to retire in response to changes to Winnipeg’s health care system

 

Canada

 

http://www.fiqsante.qc.ca/2018/02/06/rencontre-avec-le-ministre-gaetan-barrette-on-est-a-la-croisee-des-chemins-la-grogne-ne-cessera-pas-si-des-changements-majeurs-ne-sont-pas-apportes/

 

Titre: Rencontre avec le ministre Gaétan Barrette: on est à la croisée des chemins.

 

Headline: Meeting with Minister Gaétan Barrette: we are at a crossroads.

 

Canada

 

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1082650/infirmiere-sante-conditions-travail-syndicat

 

Titre: Des engagements difficiles à mettre en œuvre en santé?

 

Headline: Difficult commitments to implement in health?

 

Canada

 

http://www.journaldequebec.com/2018/02/08/les-infirmieres-submergees-par-dautres-taches

 

Titre: Les infirmières submergées par d’autres tâches

 

Headline: Nurses overwhelmed by other tasks

 

Canada

 

http://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2018/02/07/lhotel-dieu-de-sorel-maintient-le-cap

 

Titre: L’Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel maintient le cap

 

Headline: Sorel Hospital stays on course

 

Canada

 

https://www.msn.com/fr-ca/actualites/other/des-quarts-de-12-heures-pour-les-infirmi%C3%A8res-la-solution/ar-BBIRvEJ

 

Titre: Des quarts de 12 heures pour les infirmières, la solution?

 

Headline: 12-hour shifts for nurses, the solution?

 

Canada

 

http://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2018/02/07/une-rencontre-positive-avec-le-ministre-de-la-sante

 

Titre: Une rencontre positive avec le ministre de la Santé

 

Headline: A positive meeting with the Minister of Health

 

Canada

 

https://www.neomedia.com/saguenay-lac-st-jean/actualites/actualites/329635/temps-supplementaires-les-infirmieres-et-le-ciusss-arrivent-a-une-entente

 

Titre: Temps supplémentaire : les infirmières et le CIUSSS arrivent à une entente

 

Headline: Extra time: nurses and CIUSSS reach an agreement

 

China

 

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2131869/hong-kong-nurses-pushed-breaking-point-city

 

Headline: Hong Kong nurses pushed to breaking point as city tackles winter flu season, union chief says

 

Honduras

 

http://quotha.net/2018/02/05/hospital-privatization-neoliberal-dictatorship/

 

Headline: Hospital privatization & neoliberal dictatorship

 

Ireland

 

https://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/news/295546/severe-overcrowding-at-naas-hospital.html

 

Headline: Severe overcrowding at Naas Hospital

 

Italy

 

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2018/02/01/doctors-and-nurses-to-strike-feb-23-2_b846a052-ecca-407b-b4f7-97f93b16ee21.html

 

Headline: Doctors and nurses to strike Feb 23

 

Malta

 

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20180202/local/operations-to-go-ahead-as-nurses-strike-called-off.669575

 

Headline: Operations to go ahead as nurses’ strike called off

 

Mexico

 

https://rotativo.com.mx/mujer/686433-red-de-defensoras-condena-uso-de-poder-judicial-contra-enfermeras/

 

Titular: Red de Defensoras condena uso de Poder Judicial contra enfermeras

 

Headline: Defenders Network condemns use of Judicial Power against nurses

 

Mexico

 

http://www.milenio.com/estados/Rompe-Sindicato-Salud-gobiernos-Oaxaca_0_1117088848.html

 

Titular: Rompe diálogo sindicato de salud con gobiernos de Oaxaca y federal

 

Headline: Health union breaks dialogue with Oaxacan and federal governments

 

Nigeria

 

http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/09/workers-shutdown-federal-neuropsychiatric-hospital-enugu/

 

Headline: Workers shutdown Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu

 

Pakistan

 

https://nation.com.pk/08-Feb-2018/knife-attack-on-nurse-stirs-up-protest

 

Headline: Knife attack on nurse stirs up protest

 

Portugal

 

https://www.publico.pt/2018/02/09/sociedade/noticia/sindicato-dos-enfermeiros-defende-mais-contratacoes-para-o-hospital-de-gaia-1802615

 

Manchete: Sindicato dos Enfermeiros defende mais contratações para o Hospital de Gaia

 

Headline: Nurses’ union defends more hiring for Gaia Hospital

 

Portugal

 

http://www.sulinformacao.pt/2018/02/hospitais-algarvios-comecam-fevereiro-com-menos-40-enfermeiros-e-sem-licenca-para-contratar/

 

Manchete: Hospitais algarvios começam Fevereiro com menos 40 enfermeiros e sem licença para contratar

 

Headline: Algarve hospitals start February with less than 40 nurses and no license to hire

 

Portugal

 

https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/sindicato-equaciona-luta-para-exigir-substituicao-de-40-enfermeiros-no-algarve-9109298.html

 

Manchete: Sindicato equaciona luta para exigir substituição de 40 enfermeiros no Algarve

 

Headline: Union plans fight to demand replacement of 40 Algarve nurses

 

Portugal

 

http://observador.pt/2018/02/06/litoral-alentejano-tem-falta-de-medicos-e-de-dezenas-de-enfermeiros/

 

Manchete: Litoral alentejano tem falta de médicos e de dezenas de enfermeiros

 

Headline: Litoral coast lacks doctors and dozens of nurses

 

Portugal

 

http://observador.pt/2018/02/06/bloco-de-esquerda-defende-contratacao-de-enfermeiros-admitidos-no-plano-de-contingencia-da-gripe/

 

Manchete: Bloco de Esquerda defende contratação de enfermeiros admitidos no plano de contingencia da gripe

 

Headline: Left Block defends hiring of nurses admitted during the flu contingency plan

 

South Africa

 

https://reviewonline.co.za/250176/nurses-protest-continues-limpopo-health-head-office/

 

Headline: Nurses protest continues at Limpopo health head office

 

South Africa

 

http://allafrica.com/stories/201802080147.html

 

Headline: South Africa: Healthworker Protests Rock Limpopo As State Debt Mounts

 

South Africa

 

http://ewn.co.za/2018/02/08/denosa-sibanye-stillwater-mine-deaths-should-serve-as-wakeup-call

 

Headline: DENOSA: SIBANYE-STILLWATER MINE DEATHS SHOULD SERVE AS WAKEUP CALL

 

Spain

 

http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/sevilla/20180208/44621059823/satse-gana-dos-sentencias-que-obligan-a-pagar-atrasos-de-carrera-profesional.html

 

Titular: SATSE gana dos sentencias que obligan a pagar atrasos de carrera profesional

 

Headline: SATSE wins two sentences that force pay professional career arrears

 

Spain

 

http://www.diariocordoba.com/noticias/cordobalocal/sanidad-compromete-satse-mejorar-condiciones-enfermeria_1202988.html

 

Titular: Sanidad se compromete con Satse a mejorar las condiciones de la enfermería

 

Headline: Sanidad commits with Satse to improve the conditions of nursing

 

Spain

 

https://www.redaccionmedica.com/secciones/enfermeria/llamamiento-enfermero-a-usar-todos-los-recursos-posibles-contra-el-cancer-9934

 

Titular: Llamamiento enfermero a usar “todos los recursos posibles” contra el cáncer

 

Headline: Nursing call to use “all possible resources” against cancer

 

Spain

 

http://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20180205/44564704665/satse-pide-jornadas-de-35-horas-para-todos-los-sanitarios-sin-excepcion.html

 

Titular: Satse pide jornadas de 35 horas para todos los sanitarios “sin excepción”

 

Headline: Satse asks for 35-hour days for all health workers, “without exception”

 

Spain

 

https://www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/pontevedra/pontevedra/2018/02/06/alertan-desbandada-profesionales-primaria-presion-asistencial-chop/0003_201802P6C4991.htm

 

Titular: Alertan de una «desbandada» de profesionales a primaria por la presión asistencial en el Chop

 

Headline: Alert of a “disbandment” of primary care professionals

 

Spain

 

http://www.icalnews.com/Mostrar.cfm/noticias/I/satse/critica/discriminacion/da/prioridad/enfermeras/area/bolsas/empleo/temporales/416501

 

Titular: Satse critica la “discriminación” que da prioridad a las enfermeras de área en las bolsas de empleo temporales

 

Headline: Satse criticizes the “discrimination” that prioritizes area nurses in temporary job boards

 

Spain

 

http://www.hoy.es/extremadura/exodo-enfermeros-extremenos-20180204132906-nt.html

 

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Titular: El éxodo de enfermeros extremeños continuó en 2017, según Satse

 

Headline: The exodus of nurses from Extremadura continued in 2017, according to Satse

 

Spain

 

https://www.consalud.es/autonomias/andalucia/satse-se-manifestara-por-la-demora-del-concurso-de-traslados-del-sas-de-enfermeria_46672_102.html

 

Titular: SATSE se manifestará por la demora del Concurso de Traslados del SAS de Enfermería

 

Headline: SATSE will mobilize due to the delay in SAS Nursing Transfer Exam

 

Spain

 

http://diarioaxarquia.com/noticias/axarquia/2018/02/03/el-sindicato-de-enfermeria-satse-denuncia-el-abandono-que-padecen-los-profesionales-del-hospital-de-la-axarquia-ante-las-agresiones

 

Titular: El Sindicato de Enfermería SATSE denuncia el abandono que padecen los profesionales del Hospital de la Axarquía ante las agresiones

 

Headline: SATSE Nursing Union denounces abandonment of Axarquía Hospital professionals in the face of aggressions

 

Spain

 

http://www.elmundo.es/madrid/2018/02/08/5a7b5de3e5fdea8c218b4615.html

 

Titular: Oleada de robos en centros de salud de la región

 

Headline: Surge of robberies at region’s health centers

 

Spain

 

http://www.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuses-balears/2018/02/07/medicos-enfermeras-consideran-avance-permita/968365.html

 

Titular: Médicos y enfermeras consideran un avance que se permita opositar sin el catalán

 

Headline: Doctors and nurses consider a move towards allowing an entrance exam without Catalán

 

Spain

 

http://www.diariocordoba.com/noticias/cordobalocal/satse-denuncia-desbordamiento-unidad-reanimacion-reina-sofia_1203806.html

 

Titular: Satse denuncia el “desbordamiento” de la unidad de Reanimación del Reina Sofía

 

Headline: Satse denounces “overflow” at the Queen Sofia Recovery Unit

 

United Kingdom

 

https://www.nursinginpractice.com/article/stop-paying-nurses-peanuts-says-rcn-president

 

Headline: ‘Stop paying nurses peanuts’, says RCN president

 

United Kingdom

 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/workforce/associates-must-be-supported-to-train-as-nurses-urges-rcn-chief/7023188.article

 

Headline: Nursing associates must be supported to go on and train as nurses, urges RCN leader

 

United Kingdom

 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/home/improving-efficiency-and-strengthening-relationships/7023149.article

 

Headline: Improving efficiency and strengthening relationships

 

United Kingdom

 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/workforce/one-in-five-nurses-in-care-sector-on-zero-hours-contracts/7023184.article

 

Headline: One in five nurses in care sector on ‘zero hours’ contracts

 

United Kingdom

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/08/fears-pressure-care-system-national-audit-office-warns-staff/

 

Headline: Fears over pressure on care system as National Audit Office warns staff and funding are not sustainable

 

United Kingdom

 

https://inews.co.uk/news/health/postgraduate-nurses-bursaries-removed-jeremy-hunt-rcn/

 

Headline: Jeremy Hunt ‘hell bent’ on slashing nurse numbers as bursaries taken away from postgrads – RCN chief

 

United Kingdom

 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/professional-regulation/regulation-of-advanced-nurses-would-be-unwieldy-says-rcn-leader/7023211.article

 

Headline: Additional regulation of advanced nurses would be ‘unwieldy’, says RCN leader

 

United Kingdom

 

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/brexit-costing-nurses-gloucestershire-hospitals-1189972

 

Headline: Is Brexit costing us nurses? Gloucestershire hospitals see 80 per cent drop in nurses joining from EU countries

 

United Kingdom

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/05/more-nurses-needed-to-avoid-new-mid-staffs-style-scandal-says-rcn

 

Headline: More nurses needed to avoid new Mid Staffs-style scandal, says RCN

 

United Kingdom

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/03/fix-the-nhs-protesters-rally-in-london-to-call-for-government-action

 

Headline: Fix the NHS: Protesters rally in London to call for government action

 

United Kingdom

 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/reviews-and-reports/welsh-government-to-invest-100m-in-new-models-of-care/7023190.article

 

Headline: RCN welcomes Welsh government’s £100m investment in ‘new models of care’

 

United States

 

https://medium.com/@NNUBonnie/nurses-returning-from-second-puerto-rico-mission-call-any-removal-of-fema-aid-premature-and-1cf83e61ccdf

 

Headline: Nurses Returning from Second Puerto Rico Mission Call Any Removal of FEMA Aid ‘Premature and Deadly’

 

United States

 

https://medium.com/@NNUBonnie/janus-is-coming-are-you-ready-dd82df4063a9

 

Headline: Janus is coming. Are you ready?

 

United States

 

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/06/opinion-single-payer-provides-best-cure-for-california-health-care/

 

Headline: Opinion: Single-payer provides best cure for California health care

 

United States

 

https://www.scpr.org/news/2018/02/07/80585/a-renewed-push-for-single-payer-at-sacramento-heal/

 

Headline: A renewed push for single payer at Sacramento health care hearing

 

United States

 

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2018/02/07/assembly-universal-health-care-hearing-wraps-up-with-single-payer-debate/

 

Headline: Assembly Universal Health Care Hearing Wraps Up With Single-Payer Debate

 

United States

 

https://kxan.com/2018/02/07/wimberley-nurses-who-unionized-say-management-is-retaliating/

 

Headline: Wimberley nurses who unionized say management is retaliating

 

United States

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2018/02/02/nurses-association-negotiator-calls-uc-contract.html

 

Headline: Nurses Association negotiator calls UC contract proposals ‘egregious’

 

United States

 

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20895/democratic-party-illinois-marie-newman-dan-lipinski-2018

Headline: Can the Democratic Party’s Left Flank Win in 2018? This Illinois Primary Could Be a Bellwether

 

United States

 

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-chorus-of-healthcare-advocates-praise-1518049362-htmlstory.html

 

Headline: Chorus of healthcare advocates praise single-payer system, but differ on how quickly California should pursue it

 

Venezuela

 

http://www.panorama.com.ve/ciudad/Crece-la-diaspora-medica-en-hospitales-y-clinicas-20180203-0046.html

 

Titular: Crece la diáspora médica en hospitales y clínicas

 

Headline: The medical diaspora grows in hospitals and clinics