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December 9, 2019

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

Australia 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    

Canada 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 4b0d50f32a64e53 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 0913e6f7ed23d 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    

India Headline: Delhi: Nurses make less than your plumber    

Ireland 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    

Kenya 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    

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

Portugal 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    

Spain–3417 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    

Taiwan 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: MEDICARE FOR ALL WILL TAKE A MOVEMENT, NOT A POLITICIAN | OPINION 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: WHAT THE NEW HOUSE BILL ON WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION WOULD MEAN FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS 5563094/ 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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