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December 20, 2019

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – December 20, 2019

Argentina

  https://www.laizquierdadiario.com/Paro-de-enfermeras-y-enfermeros-en-hospitales-portenos Titular: Paro de enfermeras y enfermeros en hospitales porteños Headline: Nurses’ strike at Buenos Aires hospitals    

Australia

  https://www.miragenews.com/anmf-questions-transparency-in-myefo-aged-care-funding/ Headline: ANMF questions ‘transparency’ in MYEFO aged care funding   https://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/mornings/medical-professionals-say-religious-discrimination-bill-may-caus/11787616 Headline: Religious discrimination bill may cause problems, medical experts say   https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/flu-season-puts-our-emergency-under-strain/3900462/ Headline: Flu season puts our emergency under strain   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/11/sydney-climate-protest-thousands-rally-against-inaction-amid-bushfire-and-air-quality-crisis Headline: Sydney climate protest: thousands rally against inaction amid bushfire and air quality crisis   https://www.metro.news/oz-climate-protesters-hit-out-at-politicians-over-wildfire-crisis/1831715/ Headline: Oz climate protesters hit out at politicians over wildfire crisis   https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/states-legislated-nurse-to-patient-ratios-have-saved-lives-and-millions-of-dollars-report/news-story/e32059ca5d3f51df19b567fc39758ea4 Headline: State’s legislated nurse to patient ratios have saved lives and millions of dollars – report    

Canada

  http://www.estrieplus.com/contenu-entente_paritaire_ciusss_estrie_chus_ federation_interprofessionnelle_sante_quebec-1355-47536.html Titre: Une entente paritaire permet davantage de stabilité pour les professionnelles en soins. Headline: A joint agreement allows more stability for healthcare professionals.   https://lactualite.com/actualites/les-agressions-sont-en-forte-hausse-dans-le-milieu-de-la-sante/ Titre: Les agressions sont en forte hausse dans le milieu de la santé Headline: Assaults are on the rise in the health sector   https://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/568937/quebec-offre-des-hausses-salariales-de-7-sur-5-ans-a-ses-fonctionnaires Titre: Québec offre des hausses salariales en deçà de l’inflation à ses fonctionnaires Headline: Quebec offers wage increases below inflation to public servants   Titre: Hôtel-Dieu de Sherbrooke: security is in question at the psychiatric unit https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2019/12/19/hotel-dieu-de-sherbrooke-la-securite-est-remise-en-question-a-lunite-de-psychiatrie Titre: Hôtel-Dieu de Sherbrooke: la sécurité est remise en question à l’unité de psychiatrie Headline: Hôtel-Dieu de Sherbrooke: security is in question at the psychiatric unit   https://www.yorkregion.com/opinion-story/9780713-ministry-of-labour-failing-york-region-residents-southlake-workers/ Headline: Ministry of Labour failing York Region residents, Southlake workers   https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/unions-launch-more-charter-challenges-against-law-that-caps-wage-increases-1.10352044 Headline: UNIONS LAUNCH MORE CHARTER CHALLENGES AGAINST LAW THAT CAPS WAGE INCREASES   https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/hotel-dieu-grace-unveils-new-in-house-security-team Headline: Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare to unveil new in-house security team   https://www.iheartradio.ca/am800/news/hotel-dieu-grace-healthcare-transfers-security-team-in-house-1.10354730 Headline: HOTEL-DIEU GRACE HEALTHCARE TRANSFERS SECURITY TEAM IN-HOUSE   https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/staff-anger-palpable-as-another-recent-overseas-junket-by-london-health-sciences-centre-executives-surfaces Headline: Staff anger ‘palpable’ as another recent overseas junket by London Health Sciences Centre executives surfaces   https://pressprogress.ca/pallister-government-signals-rural-health-facility-closures-once-again/ Headline: Pallister Government Signals Rural Health Facility Closures, Once Again    

Honduras

  https://radiohrn.hn/en-honduras-hay-un-deficit-de-nueve-especialistas-por-cada-diez-mil-habitantes/ Titular: En Honduras hay un déficit de nueve especialistas por cada diez mil habitantes Headline: In Honduras there is a deficit of nine specialists per ten thousand inhabitants    

India

  https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/law-and-order/delhi-united-nurses-association-protest-over-issue-of-minimum-wages.html Headline: Delhi: United Nurses Association Organise Protest March Over Issue Of Minimum Wages   https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/delhi-united-nurses-association-una-demand-minimum-wages.html Headline: Delhi Nurses Hit Streets Demanding Minimum Wages From Kejriwal-led Government   https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/delhi-united-nurses-association-holds-protest-march-over-minimum-wages20191210173840/ Headline: Delhi: United Nurses Association holds protest march over minimum wages   https://thewire.in/labour/the-life-of-labour-focus-on-child-labour-after-death-of-minors-in-delhi-fire-hal-signs-wage-pact Headline: The Life of Labour: Focus on Child Labour After Death of Minors in Delhi Fire, HAL Signs Wage Pact    

Ireland

  https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2019/1216/1099391-hospital-overcrowding/ Headline: 614 patients waiting for hospital bed – INMO   https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/number-of-patients-admitted-shoots-up-over-50-in-past-year-970266.html Headline: Number of patients admitted shoots up over 50% in past year   https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/Conditions-at-CUH-very-difficult-for-all-86f32471-332a-4d26-abd9-c3d198c588a3-ds Headline: Conditions at CUH ‘very difficult’ for all   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/fire-safety-officers-threaten-legal-action-against-overcrowded-limerick-hospital-971560.html Headline: Fire safety officers threaten legal action against overcrowded Limerick hospital   https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/Union-More-staff-needed-before-new-CUH-beds-can-open-3166933c-b706-47d0-9efa-ef050aa4ebd2-ds Headline: Union: More staff needed before new CUH beds can open   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/hospitals-to-open-190-extra-beds-to-in-attempt-to-ease-winter-pressure-1.4111469 Headline: Hospitals to open 190 extra beds to in attempt to ease winter pressure   http://www.irishnews.com/paywall/tsb/irishnews/irishnews/irishnews//news/healthcarenews/2019/12/19/news/enniskillen-nurses-overwhelmed-by-support-for-strike-action-1794838/content.html Headline: Enniskillen: Nurses ‘overwhelmed’ by support for strike action   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/fire-officers-have-serious-concern-about-safety-of-limerick-hospital-1.4120341 Headline: Fire officers have ‘serious concern’ about safety of Limerick hospital    

Kenya

  https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001352638/officials-divided-as-nurses-forced-multitask-in-dispensaries Headline: Uproar over nurses’ duties in Busia dispensaries   https://mobile.nation.co.ke/counties/County-unions-reach-deal-avert-Mandera-medics-strike/1950480-5387324-teoks7/index.html Headline: Deal with county averts planned Mandera medics’ strike    

New Zealand

  https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/12/18/953648/influenza-outbreaks-striking-the-elderly-in-hospital Headline: Five died from flu caught in hospital    

Panama

  https://www.critica.com.pa/nacional/enfermeras-se-ponen-en-alerta-568251 Titular: Enfermeras se ponen en alerta Headline: Nurses are put on alert    

Portugal

  https://observador.pt/2019/12/12/cerca-de-100-enfermeiros-da-regiao-de-lisboa-manifestam-se-pelo-descongelamento-das-carreiras/ Manchete: Cerca de 100 enfermeiros da região de Lisboa manifestam-se pelo descongelamento das carreiras Headline: About 100 nurses from the Lisbon region protest for unfreezing career advancement   https://www.esquerda.net/artigo/enfermeiros-de-lisboa-e-vale-do-tejo-em-greve-ate-meia-noite/64941 Manchete: Enfermeiros de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo em greve até à meia-noite Headline: Lisbon and Tagus Valley nurses on strike until midnight   https://sicnoticias.pt/pais/2019-12-12-Paralisacao-dos-enfermeiros-de-Lisboa-e-Vale-do-Tejo-com-adesao-acima-dos-80 Manchete: Paralisação dos enfermeiros de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo com adesão acima dos 80% Headline: Strike by nurses from Lisbon and Tagus Valley has adherence over 80%   https://www.publico.pt/2019/12/11/sociedade/noticia/800-milhoes-sns-preciso-olhar-anuncio-cautela-medicos-enfermeiros-1897017 Manchete: Mais 800 milhões para o SNS? É preciso olhar para este anúncio com cautela, dizem médicos e enfermeiros Headline: Another 800 million for the SNS? Look carefully at this ad, say doctors and nurses    

South Africa

  https://health-e.org.za/2019/12/12/unions-demand-absorption-of-community-service-workers/ Headline: Unions demand absorption of community service workers    

Spain

  https://www.actasanitaria.com/las-enfermeras-de-espana-y-canada-piden-que-se-garantice-la-seguridad-del-paciente/ Titular: Las enfermeras de España y Canadá piden que se garantice la seguridad del paciente Headline: Nurses in Spain and Canada ask that patient safety be guaranteed   https://www.burgosnoticias.com/actualidad/sanidad/024588/satse-burgos-denuncia-la-falta-de-enfermeras-en-el-hospital-santiago-apostol-de-miranda Titular: SATSE Burgos denuncia la falta de enfermeras en el Hospital Santiago Apóstol de Miranda Headline: SATSE Burgos denounces the lack of nurses at the Santiago Apóstol de Miranda Hospital   https://www.zamora24horas.com/texto-diario/mostrar/1659177/satse-considera-hacen-falta-2575-enfermeras-hospitales-sacyl Titular: SATSE considera que hacen falta 2.575 enfermeras más en los hospitales de SACYL Headline: SATSE believes that 2,575 more nurses are needed in SACYL hospitals   https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4081264/0/satse-sobre-la-presencia-de-enfermeras-en-series-tv-invisibles-estereotipadas-o-mal-representadas/ Titular: Satse, sobre la presencia de enfermeras en series tv: “Invisibles, estereotipadas o mal representadas” Headline: Satse, on the presence of nurses on tv: “Invisible, stereotyped or poorly represented”   https://www.redaccionmedica.com/secciones/enfermeria/enfermeria-pide-al-gobierno-que-de-usar-la-arcaica-denominacion-de-ats-3400 Titular: Enfermería pide al Gobierno que deje de usar el “arcaico” término de ATS Headline: Nurses demand Government stop using the “archaic” term of ATS   https://www.ultimahora.es/noticias/local/2019/12/08/1126705/salud-contratado-enfermeras-tras-reconocer-solape-jornada.html Titular: Salud ha contratado a 83 enfermeras tras reconocer el ‘solape de jornada’ Headline: Health Ministry has hired 83 nurses after recognizing the ‘extended day’    

United Kingdom

  https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/12/11/news/rcn-reveal-a-e-units-will-have-labour-withdrawn-by-their-members-during-strike-next-week-1787205/ Headline: Unions: strikes will not affect ICU nor chemotherapy services   https://www.derryjournal.com/health/we-are-not-doing-it-for-us-we-are-doing-it-for-patients-who-don-t-have-enough-nurses-to-look-after-them-1-9178281 Headline: “We are not doing it for us, we are doing it for patients who don’t have enough nurses to look after them”   https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-12-10/royal-college-of-nursing-begins-48-hrs-of-industrial-action/ Headline: Royal College of Nursing stages 48 hours of industrial action   https://www.aol.co.uk/living/2019/12/18/nurses-warn-a-enough-is-enougha-as-thousands-take-strike-acti Headline: Nurses warn ‘enough is enough’ as thousands take strike action   https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/first-pictures-from-picket-lines-across-northern-ireland-as-eleventh-hour-bid-fails-to-end-nhs-walkout-38794640.html Headline: First pictures from picket lines across Northern Ireland as eleventh hour bid fails to end NHS walkout   http://www.irishnews.com/news/healthcarenews/2019/12/16/news/doctor-and-nursing-leaders-demand-politicians-get-back-to-stormont-as-strike-looms-1791542/ Headline: Doctor and nursing leaders demand politicians ‘get back to Stormont’ as strike looms   https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50741303 Headline: Health workers’ strike: Nurses continue industrial action   https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-northern-ireland-50838061/nurses-strike-patient-safety-is-compromised-every-single-day Headline: Nurses strike: ‘Patient safety is compromised every single day’   https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-northern-ireland-50827183/nurses-strike-i-would-love-a-little-christmas-miracle Headline: Nurses’ strike: ‘I would love a little Christmas miracle’   https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50833664 Headline: NI Papers: ‘Most critical strike action’ dominates headlines   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/nurses-strike-in-northern-ireland-over-terrible-staff-levels-1.4119780 Headline: Nurses strike in Northern Ireland over ‘terrible’ staff levels   https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2019/12/18/around-9000-nurses-take-strike-action-in-northern-ireland/ Headline: Thousands of Northern Ireland nurses stage 12-hour strike over pay   https://www.thejournal.ie/nurses-north-northern-ireland-strike-picket-belfast-4938925-Dec2019/ Headline: Explainer: Why are healthcare staff striking in the North?   https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/922851 Headline: NI Nurses Strike Over Pay and Patient Safety   https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/world/europe/northern-ireland-nurses-strike.html Headline: Nurses in Northern Ireland Strike Amid Growing Health Care Crisis   https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50829634 Headline: Nurses’ strike NI: Strike action by thousands of nurses ends    

United States

  https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/13/21020481/nurses-unionize-community-first-medical-center Headline: Nurses at Northwest Side hospital vote to join union   https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/12/17/medicare-all-will-boost-fight-racial-justice-health-care Headline: Medicare for All Will Boost the Fight for Racial Justice in Health Care   https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-hospital-nurses-union-ratifies-contract-allows-nurses-weigh-staffing Headline: SLU Hospital Nurses Union Ratifies Contract That Allows Nurses To Weigh In On Staffing   https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-pilot-agreement-rally-20191219-i4fpxxzuhbg27kytw6jz6f6eja-story.html Headline: Activists rally for Hopkins, other nonprofits to ‘pay their fair share’ as Baltimore council reviews tax deal   https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/nurses-vote-unionize-struggling-chicago-hospital Headline: Nurses vote to unionize at struggling Chicago hospital   https://yubanet.com/regional/citing-an-agreement-to-improve-staffing-nurses-postpone-informational-picket-dec-13-at-sierra-nevada-memorial-hospital-in-grass-valley/ Headline: Citing an Agreement to Improve Staffing Nurses Postpone Informational Picket Dec. 13 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley   https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/publichealth/83894 Headline: ‘You Can’t Build a Wall Against a Virus’: What We Heard This Week   https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-resources/rns-at-dignity-health-reach-tentative-agreement-postpone-picketing.html Headline: RNs at Dignity Health reach preliminary agreement, postpone picket   https://yubanet.com/california/california-nurses-association-policy-expert-appointed-to-healthy-california-for-all-commission/ Headline: California Nurses Association policy expert appointed to Healthy California for All commission   https://peoplesworld.org/article/nurses-medicare-for-all-means-health-wont-depend-on-your-wealth/ Headline: Nurses: Medicare For All means health won’t depend on your wealth   https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2019/12/09/the-extraordinary-drama-inside-hhs-783455 Headline: The extraordinary drama inside HHS   https://www.workers.org/2019/12/44984/ Headline: On the picket line   https://medcitynews.com/2019/12/the-time-is-now-to-protect-healthcare-workers/ Headline: The time is now to protect healthcare workers   https://www.laborandemploymentlawcounsel.com/2019/12/house-passes-legislation-on-workplace-violence-in-healthcare-and-social-assistance/ Headline: House Passes Legislation on Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance   https://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/california-nurses-association-marinhealth-medical-center-nurses-hold-informational-picket-for-patient-safety Headline: California Nurses Association: MarinHealth Medical Center Nurses Hold Informational Picket for Patient Safety   https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/medicare-all-healthcare-seen-critical-service Headline: In ‘Medicare For All,’ Health Care Is Seen As A ‘Critical Service’   https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article238330098.html Headline: Nurses at Grass Valley hospital put picketing on hold, citing progress on staffing issues   https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/12/20/nurses-urge-fairview-health-services-reveal-plans-for-cuts Headline: Nurses urge Fairview Health Services to reveal plans for cuts   http://www.startribune.com/closure-of-minnesota-addiction-program-for-the-deaf-draws-fire-from-former-patients/566258962/ Headline: Closure of Minnesota addiction program for the deaf draws fire from former patients   https://www.twincities.com/2019/12/19/health-care-workers-elected-officials-march-in-st-paul-to-save-bethesda-st-joes/ Headline: Health care workers, elected officials march in St. Paul to save Bethesda, St. Joe’s   https://www.twincities.com/2019/12/18/eagan-inver-grove-heights-rosemount-mayors-make-a-play-for-st-joe/ Headline: Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Rosemount mayors make a play for St. Joseph’s Hospital   https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-desk/article/21106154/despite-lawsuit-agreement-for-new-southeast-hospital-expected-early-2020 Headline: Despite Lawsuit, Agreement For New Southeast Hospital Expected Early 2020   https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/politics/bernie-sanders-2020.html Headline: Amid Bernie Sanders’s ‘Resurgence,’ a Progressive Coalition Endorses Him    

Venezuela

  http://www.2001.com.ve/con-la-gente/219638/enfermeras-exigen-condiciones-justas-para-ofrecer-una-mejor-atencion-.html Titular: Enfermeras exigen condiciones justas para ofrecer una mejor atención Headline: Nurses demand fair conditions to offer better care

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