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December 9, 2019

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – December 7, 2019


Headline: Evacuation plan for ‘terrified’ outback nurses

Headline: Funding a small step in the right direction, most stakeholders say

Headline: Former employees at a NSW hospital have been forced to leave because they say “unsafe” staffing levels are putting patients at risk.

Headline: Hospital putting ‘patients at risk’

Headline: Govt home care announcement falls flat

Headline: Workers sent 45,000 emails to Senate crossbenchers to defeat union bill

Headline: Workers call on politicians to stand-up for super & women

Headline: The Ensuring Integrity Bill is not just an attack on unions. It’s an attack on our prospects for a better future

Headline: Tributes paid to NSW mental health nurse

Headline: Office of Rural Health to support doctors in the bush

Headline: Health Transparency Bill passes in Queensland

Headline: Nurse’s sacking case goes to retrial




Headline: Nurses concerned they can’t provide proper care in crowded hospitals, says union

Headline: Blood donors ‘slapped in the face’

Titre: Mort d’un résident d’un CHSLD : les autorités de la santé réagissent

Headline: Death of a CHSLD resident: health authorities react

Titre: Temps supplémentaire obligatoire: une pratique qui doit cesser

Headline: Mandatory overtime: a practice that must stop

Titre: Le réseau de la santé mettra du temps à se rétablir

Headline: The health network will take time to recover

Headline: Thursday’s letters: Art shop’s demise another blow to legislature’s allure

Headline: National pharmacare—the time is now

Headline: MPP Gélinas’s bill would protect kids from picking up vaping

Headline: Canada’s Nursing Shortage Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Headline: United Nurses of Alberta says AHS planning to lay off nurses starting next year

Headline: Alberta Plans To Cut 500 Nursing Jobs Over 3 years

Headline: With 5,000 job cuts planned, perpetual chaos returns to Alberta’s health system Headline: What’s behind the United Conservative Party’s emerging fury at nurses?

Headline: Thousands of public jobs to be eliminated by 2023, Alberta government tells unions

Headline: AHS plans to cut hundreds of front line nursing positions

Headline: Job loss possible for some Red Deer hospital nurses

Headline: ‘More call-bell’: Sask. government questioned over hallway medicine in Saskatoon hospitals

Headline: Bundle of Joy campaign still accepting donations

Headline: Private member’s bill would end mandatory overtime for Manitoba nurses

Headline: Manitoba releases blueprint for next phase of health-care overhaul

Headline: KPMG Given ‘Open-Ended’ Contract At Undisclosed Price To Assist Completion Of Winnipeg Healthcare Overhaul, Critics Say

Headline: Province says health care plan will reduce medical trips to Winnipeg over the next five years

Headline: Report says Winnipeg ER wait times stabilized last fiscal year; newer data shows increase

Headline: Provincial care plan released, next steps unknown

Headline: Labour leaders vow to fight bill on essential services in nursing homes




Headline: Delhi: Nurses make less than your plumber




Headline: Nurses say 660 patients waiting for beds in hospitals

Headline: 660 patients waiting for admission to hospital bed – INMO

Headline: Winter funding will not relieve ‘dangerous conditions’ in Cork hospitals

Headline: Trolley figures continue to climb

Headline: No details on how €26 million will help Limerick hospital

Headline: Children’s hospital procedures postponed amid sharp rise in admissions

Headline: 28 People Are Being Treated On Trolleys At Naas General Today. n

Headline: Nursing shortage shuts Butterwick Hospice’s children’s unit

Headline: Northern Ireland’s Nurses Are Striking for Their Patients, Too

Headline: Over 650 patients waiting for admission to hospital bed – INMO

Headline: Trolley numbers for 2019 highest since records began, union claims

Headline: INMO: Discharge lounges a good idea but St James’s Hospital staff competition was ‘clumsy’

Headline: Trolley numbers: 654 patients waiting for beds, say nurses

Headline: Record 108,364 people stuck on a hospital trolley so far this year

Headline: INMO: ‘It shouldn’t take a personal visit’ for politicians to know what EDs are like

Headline: Cork nurse dreading flu season claiming hospital overcrowding ‘not just a winter crisis’

Headline: A Limerick hospital nurse: Staff ‘cannot cope’ with the stress

Headline: Health chiefs are ’embarrassing’ for not knowing how many vacancies exist in Cork

Headline: Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit




Headline: Nurses promise to back BBI for proposing health commission



New Zealand

Headline: Nurse recruiting between countries could ramp up ahead of predicted global shortage

Headline: Nurses picket for pay parity with DHB staff

Headline: Nurses say gynaecology patients’ rights were breached

Headline: Adverse report shows Maori voices needed in health system

Headline: Whistleblowers are needed




Headline: Groups call for the realignment of 2020 budget amid SEA Games controversies




Manchete: Sindicato diz que Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra obriga enfermeiros a tarefas administrativas

Headline: Union says Coimbra Hospital and University Center imposes administrative tasks on nurses

Manchete: Enfermeiros dos Açores admitem recorrer aos tribunais para exigir contagem de tempo

Headline: Azorean nurses acknowledge going to court to demand a recounting of service time

Manchete: Governo Regional manifesta abertura para rever número de enfermeiros especialistas

Headline: Regional Government expresses openness to reviewing the number of specialist nurses




Titular: Las enfermeras ante la “emergencia climática”

Headline: Nurses in the face of the “climate emergency”

Titular: Satse trata de evitar la fuga de enfermeras de Servicios Sociales

Headline: Satse tries to prevent the loss of Social Services nurses

Titular: Satse se reúne con la Consejería de Familia para impedir la fuga de enfermeras de la Gerencia de Servicios Sociales

Headline: Satse meets with the Ministry of Families to prevent the loss of nurses from Social Services Management

Titular: SATSE denuncia que 12 servicios de salud discriminan a sus enfermeras al no reconocer su trabajo «extra»

Headline: SATSE denounces that 12 health services discriminate against their nurses by not recognizing their “extra” work

Titular: Más de 4.000 enfermeras y enfermeros de Castilla-La Mancha, afectados por el ‘solape de jornada’

Headline: More than 4,000 nurses from Castilla-La Mancha affected by the ‘extended workday’

Titular: SATSE defiende que se reconozca el “solape de jornada” como tiempo de trabajo

Headline: SATSE pushes for the recognition of the “extended workday” as working time




Headline: Plight of Taiwan’s ‘nightingales’



United Kingdom

Headline: Health strike: Safety warning as nurses take industrial action

Headline: Nurses take industrial action in Northern Ireland over pay

Headline: ‘That was a political, not a negotiating meeting’

Headline: Shortfall to ‘worsen’ without 5,000 extra overseas nurses a year

Headline: Health strike: Fresh pay offer rejected by unions

Headline: Major reforms needed to healthcare education to tackle workforce shortages, unions warn

Headline: Nurses being ‘driven away from job they love’ as vacancies hit ‘record levels’



United States

Headline: No progress on Maine Coast nursing, technician contracts

Headline: MNA Nurses Picket At Mayo In Mankato

Headline: Minnesota Nurses Association To Picket Mayo Clinic Mankato Thursday

Headline: Labor Unions Team Up With Drug Makers to Defeat Drug-Price Proposals

Headline: 2,200 University of Chicago nurses ratify contract

Headline: U Of C Nurses Vote ‘Overwhelmingly’ To Ratify New Contract


Headline: Union, Tenet reach contract for registered nurses at Desert Regional, Hi-Desert medical centers

Headline: Nurses across the US just endorsed Bernie Sanders — here’s why

Headline: Inglewood nurses hold informational picket outside Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Headline: Nurses laud passage of HR 1309 but say more could be done locally to protect them from violence

Headline: California Tenet nurses OK contract

Headline: Single-payer, better access are top priorities for California health care in 2020, Influencers say

Headline: Bill to protect health care, social services workers from violence passes House vote

Headline: ‘I was punched in the stomach when I was 30 weeks pregnant’

Headline: Viewpoint: 4 reasons nurses are supporting Bernie Sanders

Headline: Why many unions haven’t come out for impeachment

Headline: University Of Chicago Medical Center Nurses Cancel One-Day Strike With Agreement Reached

Headline: Hospital violence draws renewed concerns

Headline: On the picket line


Headline: Nurses to picket outside Mayo Clinic in Mankato

Headline: MCHS nurses file charges, plan to picket as contract talks stall

Headline: ‘How much trouble is the hospital in?’: With staff reduction, concern voiced on future of Sierra Nevada Memorial

Headline: New Online Tool Aims to Help You Have That Big Medicare for All Talk at This Year’s Thanksgiving Feast

Headline: Why mandated nurse-to-patient ratios have become one of the most controversial ideas in health care

Headline: Nurses urge UC Davis Health to comply with law, develop plan to avert violence at work

Headline: Stand with SLUH Nurses

Headline: RNs at Dignity Health California hospital to picket over staffing

Headline: Nurses laud passage of HR 1309 but say more could be done locally to protect them from violence

Headline: New U of Chicago Medical Center contract includes pay bump, better nurse staffing

Headline: Emanuel nurses ratify new master contract

Headline: After canceling strike, U. of C. nurses approve new contract with pay boost, staffing changes

Headline: University of California nurses rally at 2 hospitals to raise awareness about workplace violence

Headline: Nurses urge UC Davis Health to comply with law, develop plan to avert violence at work

Headline: Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital registered nurses plan to picket Dec. 13

Headline: Nurses at Grass Valley’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital will protest staff cutbacks

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