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August 29, 2019

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – August 28, 2019


Headline: ANMF signs 12-month wages deal but is yet to finalize agreement on conditions

Headline: Man allegedly attacked Port Lincoln nurse in emergency department

Headline: Sydney Northern Beaches Hospital workers unions call for NSW Government to dump Healthscope as operator

Headline: New rules on physical restraint in aged care could backfire, inquiry told

Headline: Mildura MP’s advocacy leads to bold and gutsy Mildura base hospital decision

Headline: Midwives to hold community rally for change in Campbelltown

Headline: Hundreds show their support at midwives’ community rally in Campbelltown

Headline: Mother of mentally ill man who killed son speaks out

Headline: New rules on physical restraint in aged care could backfire, inquiry told




Manchete: CERIMÔNIA: Nazif lança Frente Parlamentar em defesa das 30h da enfermagem

Headline: CEREMONY: Nazif launches Parliamentary Front in defense of 30h nursing

Manchete: Mauro Nazif lança frente parlamentar em defesa das 30h da enfermagem no próximo dia 20

Headline: Mauro Nazif launches parliamentary front in defense of 30h for nurses in the next 20 days




Headline: Conservative propaganda machine is applying a full-court press

Titre: Info-Santé: le temps d’attente a doublé en quatre ans

Headline: Info-Santé: waiting time has doubled in four years




Titular: Salubristas bloquean Anillo Periférico capitalino en ambas direcciones: extensas filas de vehículos en el territorio nacional

Headline: Health workers block ring Peripheral capital in both directions: large rows of vehicles in the national territory

Titular: Salubristas mantienen bloqueos a nivel nacional

Headline: Health workers maintain blockages nationwide

Titular: Ministerio de Salud reitera anuencia a continuar diálogo

Headline: Ministry of Health reiterates consent to continue dialogue




Titular: Enfermeras auxiliares suspenden asambleas tras diálogo con gobierno

Headline: Auxiliary nurses suspend assemblies after dialogue with government

Titular: Enfermeras auxiliares se reunirán con Ministra de Salud en busca de acuerdo

Headline: Auxiliary nurses will meet with Minister of Health for agreement




Headline: Kolkata nurses protest demanding revision in pay scale

Headline:  Aurangabad: Govt nursing staff press for demands



Headline: CUH most overcrowded hospital in Ireland this morning

Headline: 40 patients waiting for beds in Sligo hospital today

Headline: INMO: 22 People Are Being Treated On Trolleys At Naas General Today.

Headline: Listen: 66,000 People On Waiting Lists For Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants.

Headline: JOB CONCERNS Over 80 nurse and midwife graduates yet to receive HSE job offers despite 100 vacancies in Limerick hospitals

Headline: Nurses union warns overcrowding crisis worsening at UHG

Headline: INMO says 515 patients waiting for hospital beds


Headline: Number of patients on trolleys at Kilkenny hospital remains high

Headline: UHG third most overcrowded hospital today




Headline: Nurses go on strike to protest working conditions, heavy caseloads




Headline: Nurses’ union to fight for demoted KNH workers

Headline: Strike looms in 24 counties over unpaid July salaries as revenue standoff persists

Headline: Services paralysed as Homa Bay county workers strike over pay

Headline: Kisumu, Kitui health workers boycott work over delayed salaries

Headline: Services resume in public hospitals after counties promise to pay July salaries

Headline: Kericho County employees threaten to down tools Sunday

Headline: Nurses Now Want Health Services Reverted To Back To National Government

Headline: Health workers shun Kisumu County hospitals as July pay stalemate persists

Headline: Kitui Nurses Join Striking County Workers Over Unpaid July Salaries



New Zealand

Headline: Tauira essential to raising army of Māori nurses

Headline: Army of Māori nurses needed to fight disparities in the health system

Headline: “Army of Māori nurses” needed to fix inequalities in health system

Headline: Allied Health and nursing staff in rural Southland seeking pay equity

Headline: Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference 2019 (in English, with Māori introduction)

Headline: Felicity Goodyear-Smith: ‘Complex, fragmented’ health system is fuelling inequities

Headline: Mind the gap: why aged care nurses are leaving for DHB jobs

Headline: ‘A woman’s choice’: abortion reform plans welcomed by providers, advocates

Headline: Protesting outside clinics could be banned under new abortion reforms

Headline: Franklin Memorial Hospital not accepting new patients, union told it will close

Headline: Patients give up waiting at Palmerston North Hospital’s emergency department




Titular: Iniciarán desprecarización laboral para 500 enfermeros

Headline: Job creation for 500 nurses to begin




Manchete: Enfermeiros dos Centros de Saúde em greve a 22 e 23 de Agosto

Headline: Health Center nurses on strike on 22 and 23 August

Manchete: Enfermeiros do Algarve acusam ARS de querer impor 40 horas de trabalho

Headline: Algarve nurses accuse ARS of wanting to impose 40 hours of work

Manchete: Greve dos enfermeiros tem adesão de 100% em alguns centros de saúde

Headline: Nurses’ strike has 100% adherence in some health centers

Manchete: Sindicato acusa Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central de “intimidar mães enfermeiras”

Headline: Union accuses Lisbon Central Hospital Center of “bullying nurse mothers”

Manchete: Enfermeiros, guardas prisionais ou motoristas — todas as greves até às eleições

Headline: Nurses, prison guards or drivers – all strike until the elections



South Africa

Headline: Pilot NHI projects a failure, says Denosa

Headline: Crime and medicine: How our hospitals became hotspots for criminals and what to do about it




Titular: El sindicato de enfermería SATSE pide la creación de una Dirección General de Cuidados

Headline: SATSE nursing union calls for the creation of a General Care Directorate

Titular: Tribunales.- La Fiscalía archiva una denuncia de Satse contra el Hospital Regional por aplicar la técnica ECMO

Headline: Courts – Prosecutor’s Office files Satse complaint against the Regional Hospital for applying the ECMO technique

Titular: Apoyo internacional a la ley que fija un máximo de pacientes por enfermera

Headline: International support for a law that sets a maximum number of patients per nurse

Titular: SATSE denuncia la agresión a un enfermera que fue amenazada cuchillo en mano

Headline: SATSE denounces assault on a nurse who was threatened with a knife

Titular: Satse denuncia que el Sacyl limita las opciones de casi 1.000 enfermeros funcionarios para optar a una nueva plaza por concurso de traslados

Headline: Satse denounces that Sacyl limits the options for almost 1,000 civil servants to apply for a new position during a transfer period

Titular: SATSE pide al consejero de Presidencia modificar el convenio de personal

Headline: SATSE asks Presidential advisor to modify personnel agreement

Titular: Continúa la ronda de contactos con sindicatos de Fernández Muñiz

Headline: Contract negotiations with unions of Fernández Muñiz continues

Titular: SATSE Salamanca denuncia la difusión de datos personales de enfermeras a través de grupos de WhatsApp

Headline: SATSE Salamanca denuncia la difusión de datos personales de enfermeras a través de grupos de WhatsApp



United Kingdom

Headline: Strengthening the voice of nursing in policy-making

Headline: ‘Nurses sick of being exploited and are taking a stand… anyone who thinks there’s not a crisis in the health service is fooling themselves’

Headline: ‘Nursing is a fantastic career for anyone to follow’ despite challenges

Headline: Brexit: Health leaders warn PM about medicine shortages and flu

Headline: Home-visit nurses stressed and overworked, report finds

Headline: Nurses in Wales leaving job due to stress, report says

Headline: Increasingly under attack, health care workers could wait decades for protections

Headline: There Is No ‘Nursing Shortage.’ There’s Just a Good Nursing Job Shortage.


United States

Headline: California hospitals question 2030 earthquake standards

Headline: Letter: An open letter to Barton Board of Directors Chairman Kirk Ledbetter (opinion)

Headline: Essentia and St. Luke’s nurses plan informational pickets around hospitals

Headline: ‘Just False’: Sanders Campaign Hits Back After WaPo Describes Pro-Labor Proposal as Change to Medicare for All Plan

Headline: High turnover, understaffing, low pay: US nurses fight to unionize

Headline: Community event discusses importance of healthcare

Headline: Labor responds to Miss. raid of migrant workers, mass shootings

Headline: Labor’s problem: Overcoming Mitch McConnell’s blockade

Headline: Bayfront Hospital layoffs: Fact vs. fiction

Headline: Trump plan: Split migrant kids from parents, with no time limit

Headline: Medicare for All proponent Ady Barkan urges supporters to demand Dems have ‘real healthcare debate’


Headline: St. Joseph workers picket as contract negotiations proceed

Headline: Essentia, nurse’s union reach tentative contract agreement

Headline: With signs and fervor, Duluth nurses picket Essentia, St. Luke’s

Headline: Essentia and Nurses Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Headline: Hundreds of Essentia Health, St. Luke’s nurses picket in Minnesota—redwood-hospital

Headline: Nurses to hold informational picket Tuesday at Carris Health – Redwood hospital

Headline: Nurses To Hold Informational Pickets

Headline: Essentia Health, nurses agree on 3-year deal

Headline: Nurses Association reaches tentative contract agreement with Essentia

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