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Global Nurses United News Round-Up - August 13, 2018

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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.   Australia https://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/5570488/nurse-association-meets-hneh-over-staffpatient-ratios/ Headline: State invests $8.1 million to recruit a further 80 nursing, midwifery and support positions according to HNEH . . . . . Australia https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5571829/unions-ramp-up-industrial-action-at-launceston-general-hospital/ Headline: Unions ramp up industrial action at Launceston General Hospital . . . . . Australia https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/filipino/en/audiotrack/nurses-united-fight-better-working-conditions?language=en Headline: Nurses united in fight for better working conditions . . . . . Australia https://www.lakesmail.com.au/story/5569704/labor-pledges-to-add-more-nurses-to-wyong-hospital/ Headline: Labor pledges to boost nurse-to-patient ratios at Wyong Hospital . . . . . Australia https://www.examiner.com.au/news/local-news/5577205/treasurer-meets-with-unions-over-wage-negotiations-for-nurses-and-midwives/ Headline: Treasurer meets with unions over wage negotiations for nurses and midwives . . . . . Australia https://www.examiner.com.au/news/local-news/5566340/union-concerns-over-lgh-pressures-acknowledged-by-health-minister/ Headline: Union concerns over LGH pressures acknowledged by Health Minister . . . . . Australia https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5577208/industrial-action-will-continue-at-launceston-general-hospital-says-union/ Headline: Industrial action will continue at Launceston General Hospital, says union . . . . . Australia https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/unions-urge-members-to-opt-out-of-myhealth-record-20180806-p4zvr6.html Headline: Unions urge members to opt out of MyHealth Record . . . . . Australia https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/5576725/call-for-improved-ratio-of-nurses-to-patients-for-hospitals/ Headline: Donato calls for one nurse for every four patients as a minimum in NSW . . . . . Australia https://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/5576396/alldrick-applauds-labor-commitment-to-nursing-numbers/ Headline: Labor commitment to nurse staffing a move in right direction – Alldrick . . . . . Australia https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/unions-file-high-court-challenge-to-nsw-electoral-funding-laws-20180809-p4zwl9.html Headline: Unions file High Court challenge to NSW electoral funding laws . . . . . Canada https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/wettlaufer-inquiry-care-home-inspectors-1.4777296 Headline: Staffing issues at long-term care homes known to province for years, Wettlaufer inquiry hears . . . . . Canada https://www.drydennow.com/local/new-deal-for-ontario-nurses Headline: New deal for Ontario nurses . . . . . Canada https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/labour-health-care-collective-agreements-mediation-contract-1.4779212 Headline: Premier says health-care agreement respects government’s ability to pay . . . . . Canada https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/mediator-s-report-settles-simmering-dispute-between-n-s-health-authority-unions-1.4045790 Headline: Mediator’s report settles simmering dispute between N.S. Health Authority, unions . . . . . Canada https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1116510/outaouais-cisss-infirmiere-condition-travail-petition Titre: Des infirmières de l’Hôpital de Gatineau se disent « prises en otage » Headline: Nurses at the Gatineau Hospital say they are being held hostage . . . . . Canada https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1116974/etude-outaouais-financement-gouvernement-quebec-education-sante Titre: Le financement de la santé et de l’éducation tire de l’arrière en Outaouais, selon une étude Headline: Funding for health and education lags behind in Outaouais, study finds . . . . . Canada http://www.leveil.com/actualites/le-cisss-des-laurentides-sentend-avec-la-fiq-2 Titre: Le CISSS des Laurentides s’entend avec la FIQ Headline: The Laurentides CISSS gets along with FIQ . . . . . Canada http://www.lelezard.com/communique-17796972.html Titre: Les professionnelles en soins de santé de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal parviennent à une entente Headline: Health care professionals from West Island of Montreal reach an agreement . . . . . Honduras http://www.latribuna.hn/2018/08/09/empleados-se-toman-el-hospital-del-torax-de-tegucigalpa-y-gabriela-alvarado-en-danli/ Titular: Empleados se toman el Hospital del Tórax de Tegucigalpa Headline: Employees occupy Thorax Hospital in Tegucigalpa . . . . . Honduras https://radiohrn.hn/2018/08/10/centros-hospitalarios-de-la-zona-atlantica-cuenta-con-nuevo-personal-de-enfermeria/ Titular: Centros hospitalarios de la zona Atlántica cuenta con nuevo personal de enfermería Headline: Hospital centers in the Atlantic area have new staff nurses . . . . . Honduras http://www.latribuna.hn/2018/08/07/salud-busca-depurar-deducciones-en-planillas/ Titular: Salud busca “depurar” deducciones en planillas Headline: Health ministry seeks to “debug” payroll deductions . . . . . Honduras http://www.latribuna.hn/2018/08/07/salud-suspende-deducciones-por-planilla-de-cuotas-sindicales-y-gremiales/ Titular: Salud suspende deducciones por planilla de cuotas sindicales y gremiales Headline: Health Ministry suspends payroll deductions for union dues . . . . . Ireland https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/startling-number-of-patients-waiting-for-hospital-beds-in-august-1.3590084 Headline: ‘Startling’ number of patients waiting for hospital beds in August . . . . . Ireland https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/slaintecare-doctors-warn-of-capacity-issues-and-urge-resources-now-860950.html Headline: Sláintecare: Doctors warn of capacity issues and urge resources now . . . . . Ireland http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=26291 Headline: 2,600+ fewer nurses now than in 2007 . . . . . Ireland https://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/news/328268/overcrowding-crisis-at-naas-hospital.html Headline: Overcrowding crisis at Naas Hospital . . . . . Ireland https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/health-news/more-500-patients-hospital-trolleys-13051678 Headline: More than 500 patients on hospital trolleys – a rise of 80% in a month . . . . . Ireland https://www.clare.fm/news/inmo-concerned-slaintecare-will-fail-without-addressing-staff-crisis/ Headline: INMO Concerned Sláintecare Will Fail Without Addressing Staff Crisis . . . . . Israel https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Nurses-strike-in-response-to-violence-towards-healthcare-workers-564249 Headline: Nurses strike in response to violence towards healthcare workers . . . . . Israel https://www.timesofisrael.com/nurses-go-on-strike-over-violence-against-medical-staff/ Headline: Nurses go on strike over violence against medical staff . . . . . Israel https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/250143 Headline: Nurses to go on strike beginning Tuesday morning . . . . . Israel https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/08/07/nurses-across-israel-to-strike-in-protest-of-violence-against-hospital-medical-workers/ Headline: Nurses Across Israel to Strike in Protest of Violence Against Hospital, Medical Workers . . . . . Israel http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/government-israel/israeli-nurses-to-strike-protesting-violence-against-medical-personnel/2018/08/06/ Headline: Israeli Nurses to Strike, Protesting Violence Against Medical Personnel . . . . . Israel https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-talks-underway-to-end-israel-wide-nurses-strike-1.6360598 Headline: Marathon Talks Underway to End Israel-wide Nurses Strike Over Workplace Violence . . . . . Israel https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-ministry-nurses-union-reach-deal-to-end-strike/ Headline: Health Ministry, nurses union reach deal to end strike . . . . . Israel https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Strike-ends-as-nurses-reach-agreement-with-government-564345 Headline: Strike ends as nurses reach agreement with government . . . . . Israel https://www.timesofisrael.com/nurses-call-strike-over-violence-against-medical-staff/ Headline: Nurses call strike over violence against medical staff . . . . . Kenya https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/bomet/Bomet-nurses-demo-over-delayed-pay/3444846-4700460-vs7yclz/index.html Headline: Bomet nurses storm Laboso’s office over delayed salaries . . . . . Kenya https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001290736/medics-to-down-tools-over-withdrawal-of-allowance Headline: Health workers to down tools over withdrawal of allowance . . . . . Kenya https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001290824/laboso-assures-workers-over-pay-delay Headline: Laboso assures workers over pay delay . . . . . Kenya https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001290954/patients-flock-hospital-for-medical-services Headline: Congestion at Kisii hospital as medics’ strike in Nyamira enters third month . . . . . Mexico http://www.zocalo.com.mx/reforma/detail/marchan-trabajadores-de-salud-en-puebla Titular: Marchan trabajadores de salud en Puebla Headline: Health workers march in Puebla . . . . . Mexico http://www.uniradioinforma.com/noticias/bajacalifornia/534799/en-un-30-40-el-deficit-de-medicos-y-enfermeros-en-bc.html Titular: En un 30-40% el déficit de médicos y enfermeros en BC Headline: A 30-40% shortage of doctors and nurses in BC . . . . . New Zealand https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/106064445/Nurses-agree-to-DHB-pay-offer-putting-an-end-to-strike-action-threat Headline: Nurses agree to DHB pay offer, putting an end to strike action threat . . . . . New Zealand https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12102488 Headline: Nurses accept fifth pay offer, ending a year of negotiations . . . . . Portugal https://www.publico.pt/2018/08/06/sociedade/noticia/sindicatos-dos-enfermeiros-unidos-nas-formas-de-luta-a-partir-de-setembro-1840309 Manchete: Sindicatos dos enfermeiros unidos nas “formas de luta” a partir de Setembro Headline: Nurses’ union united in “forms of struggle” beginning in September . . . . . Portugal https://www.sabado.pt/portugal/detalhe/greve-de-enfermeiros-com-adesao-de-81-no-s-jose Manchete: Greve de enfermeiros com adesão de 81% no S. José Headline: Nurse strike with 81% adherence in S. José . . . . . Portugal https://www.publico.pt/2018/08/10/sociedade/noticia/bloco-operatorio-do-ipo-de-coimbra-parado-devido-a-greve-dos-enfermeiros-1840709 Manchete: Bloco operatório do IPO de Coimbra parado devido a greve dos enfermeiros Headline: Operations at Coimbra IPO stopped due to nurses’ strike . . . . . South Africa https://allafrica.com/stories/201808100281.html Headline: South Africa: Clinics Close and Medicine Runs Out in the North West As State Owes Millions . . . . . South Africa https://city-press.news24.com/News/nurses-threaten-to-swap-uniforms-for-pyjamas-if-allowances-not-paid-20180808 Headline: Nurses threaten to swap uniforms for pyjamas if allowances not paid . . . . . Spain http://www.europapress.es/murcia/noticia-satse-reclama-identifiquen-medicamentos-peligrosos-20180805123012.html Titular: Satse reclama que se identifiquen los medicamentos peligrosos Headline: Satse demands that dangerous drugs be identified . . . . . Spain https://www.laopiniondemurcia.es/comunidad/2018/08/05/satse-pide-acabar-copago-possent/944018.html Titular: SATSE pide acabar con el copago Headline: SATSE demands an end to co-payments . . . . . Spain https://www.laopiniondemalaga.es/malaga/2018/08/07/satse-denuncia-inspeccion-trabajo-clinico/1025187.html Titular: Satse denuncia ante la Inspección de Trabajo al Clínico Headline: Satse complaint before the Clinic’s Labor Inspector . . . . . Spain https://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20180808/451252029575/sindicato-enfermeria-denuncian-falta-de-fisioterapeutas-en-la-sanidad-publica.html Titular: Sindicato enfermería denuncian falta de fisioterapeutas en la sanidad pública Headline: Nursing Union denounce lack of physiotherapists in public health . . . . . Spain https://www.noticiascyl.com/salamanca/local-salamanca/2018/08/09/tampoco-hay-trabajadores-de-enfermeria-para-cubrir-bajas-y-vacaciones/ Titular: Tampoco hay trabajadores de enfermería para cubrir bajas y vacaciones Headline: There is not enough nursing staff to cover leave and vacations . . . . . Uganda http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Doctor-accused-assaulting-pregnant-midwife-duty/688334-4677098-f8qq26z/index.html Headline: Doctor accused of assaulting pregnant midwife on duty . . . . . United Kingdom https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/04/nursing-shortfall-apprenticeships-brexit-nhs-eu Headline: Fears for NHS as apprenticeships fail to plug gaps left by Brexit brain drain . . . . . United Kingdom https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/autistic-patient-punched-staff-nurse-1865703 Headline: Autistic patient punched staff nurse in ‘understaffed’ ward in Cedar House in Canterbury . . . . . United Kingdom https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-45117083 Headline: Amin Abdullah: Nurse who set himself on fire ‘unfairly dismissed’ . . . . . United Kingdom https://www.scotsman.com/news/male-nurses-spearhead-recruitment-drive-in-scottish-schools-1-4779197 Headline: Male nurses spearhead recruitment drive in Scottish schools . . . . . United Kingdom https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/reviews-and-reports/nurse-who-killed-himself-after-sacking-was-treated-unfairly/7025546.article Headline: London nurse who killed himself after being sacked was ‘treated unfairly’, finds review . . . . . United Kingdom https://www.nursingtimes.net/opinion/expert-opinion/proper-breaks-and-access-to-drinking-water-is-the-law/7025552.article Headline: ‘Proper breaks and access to drinking water is the law’ . . . . .                            United States https://medium.com/@NNUBonnie/union-power-is-on-the-rise-from-missouri-to-west-virginia-c6b2b937e15a Headline: Union Power is On the Rise, From Missouri to West Virginia . . . . . United States https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/07/new-scorecard-shows-only-12-house-democrats-have-fully-embraced-game-changing Headline: New Scorecard Shows Only 12 House Democrats Have Fully Embraced Game-Changing Progressive Agenda . . . . . United States https://diario.mx/El_Paso/2018-08-04_a61a6569/protestan-enfermeras-en-exterior-de-hospital-/ Titular: Protestan enfermeras en exterior de hospital Headline: Nurses protest outside hospital . . . . . United States https://www.pe.com/2018/08/08/west-anaheim-hospital-staff-call-one-day-strike-thursday-over-wages/ Headline: West Anaheim hospital staff call one-day strike Thursday over wages . . . . . United States https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8612091-181/santa-rosa-passes-spending-plan Headline: Santa Rosa passes spending plan for housing bond . . . . . United States https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/influencers/article 215862615.html Headline: Pay teachers more. Get rid of the duds. How to cultivate top-notch educators in California? . . . . . United States https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/feature-article/kyw-medical-report-nurse-staffing-levels-impact-quality-care-study-finds Headline: Nurse staffing levels impact quality of care, study finds . . . . . Venezuela https://elpitazo.com/ultimas-noticias/video-gremios-de-salud-ingresaron-al-ministerio-de-salud-para-denunciar-crisis-del-sector/ Titular: VIDEO | Gremios ingresaron al Ministerio de Salud para denunciar crisis del sector Headline: VIDEO | Unions enter the Ministry of Health to denounce sector crisis