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December 9, 2019

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

Australia

  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/evacuation-plan-for-terrified-outback-nurses/news-story/c2be4b06c494c40f454c006751c03a21 Headline: Evacuation plan for ‘terrified’ outback nurses   https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2019/11/26/funding-a-small-step-in-the-right-direction-most-stakeholders-say/ Headline: Funding a small step in the right direction, most stakeholders say   https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/understaffed-hospital-putting-patient-lives-at-risk/news-story/4183a4b94d46920786d80775f464e0a2 Headline: Former employees at a NSW hospital have been forced to leave because they say “unsafe” staffing levels are putting patients at risk.   https://www.chinchillanews.com.au/news/hospital-putting-patients-at-risk/3886918/ Headline: Hospital putting ‘patients at risk’   https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2019/11/27/govt-home-care-announcement-falls-flat/ Headline: Govt home care announcement falls flat   https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/workers-sent-45-000-emails-to-senate-crossbenchers-to-defeat-union-bill-20191129-p53fcy.html Headline: Workers sent 45,000 emails to Senate crossbenchers to defeat union bill   https://www.miragenews.com/workers-call-on-politicians-to-stand-up-for-super-women/ Headline: Workers call on politicians to stand-up for super & women   https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/ensuring-integrity-bill-not-just-attack-unions-its-attack-our-prospects-better-future Headline: The Ensuring Integrity Bill is not just an attack on unions. It’s an attack on our prospects for a better future   https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/tributes-paid-to-nsw-mental-health-nurse/news-story/521f8959bed1469ce1a9d663e192c8c1 Headline: Tributes paid to NSW mental health nurse   https://www.northweststar.com.au/story/6518291/office-of-rural-health-to-support-doctors-in-the-bush/ Headline: Office of Rural Health to support doctors in the bush   https://www.agedcareguide.com.au/talking-aged-care/health-transparency-bill-passes-in-queensland Headline: Health Transparency Bill passes in Queensland   https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/nurses-sacking-case-goes-to-retrial/news-story/43fa06d06ead39be0ee7d757fe7ccf62 Headline: Nurse’s sacking case goes to retrial    

Canada

  https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/nurses-concerned-they-cant-provide-proper-care-in-crowded-hospitals-says-union Headline: Nurses concerned they can’t provide proper care in crowded hospitals, says union   https://www.nugget.ca/news/local-news/blood-donors-slapped-in-the-face Headline: Blood donors ‘slapped in the face’   https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1413795/mort-alzheimer-syndicat-chsld-infirmiere-preposee-gardiens Titre: Mort d’un résident d’un CHSLD : les autorités de la santé réagissent Headline: Death of a CHSLD resident: health authorities react   https://www.ledevoir.com/societe/567934/temps-supplementaire-obligatoire-une-pratique-qui-doit-cesser Titre: Temps supplémentaire obligatoire: une pratique qui doit cesser Headline: Mandatory overtime: a practice that must stop   https://www.ledevoir.com/societe/567935/l-etat-du-reseau-de-la-sante-ne-s-ameliore-guere Titre: Le réseau de la santé mettra du temps à se rétablir Headline: The health network will take time to recover   https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/letters/thursdays-letters-art-shops-demise-another-blow-to-legislatures-allure Headline: Thursday’s letters: Art shop’s demise another blow to legislature’s allure   https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/national-pharmacare-the-time-is-now/ Headline: National pharmacare—the time is now   https://www.myespanolanow.com/30175/mpp-gelinass-bill-would-protect-kids-from-picking-up-vaping/ Headline: MPP Gélinas’s bill would protect kids from picking up vaping   https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/canada-nursing-shortage_ca_5de53696e 4b0d50f32a64e53 Headline: Canada’s Nursing Shortage Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better   https://chatnewstoday.ca/2019/11/29/united-nurses-of-alberta-says-ahs-planning-to-lay-off-nurses-starting-next-year/ Headline: United Nurses of Alberta says AHS planning to lay off nurses starting next year   https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/alberta-nursing-cuts_ca_5de1ba0fe4b 0913e6f7ed23d Headline: Alberta Plans To Cut 500 Nursing Jobs Over 3 years   https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/12/5000-job-cuts-planned-perpetual-chaos-returns-albertas-health Headline: With 5,000 job cuts planned, perpetual chaos returns to Alberta’s health system   https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/12/whats-behind-united-conservative-partys-emerging-fury-nurses Headline: What’s behind the United Conservative Party’s emerging fury at nurses?   https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/thousands-of-public-jobs-to-be-eliminated-by-2023-alberta-government-tells-unions-1.4708633 Headline: Thousands of public jobs to be eliminated by 2023, Alberta government tells unions   https://www.discoverairdrie.com/local/ahs-plans-to-cut-hundreds-of-front-line-nursing-positions Headline: AHS plans to cut hundreds of front line nursing positions   https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/job-loss-possible-for-some-red-deer-hospital-nurses/ Headline: Job loss possible for some Red Deer hospital nurses   https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/more-call-bell-sask-government-questioned-over-hallway-medicine-in-saskatoon-hospitals Headline: ‘More call-bell’: Sask. government questioned over hallway medicine in Saskatoon hospitals   https://regina.ctvnews.ca/bundle-of-joy-campaign-still-accepting-donations-1.4713188 Headline: Bundle of Joy campaign still accepting donations   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/nurses-mandatory-ot-1.5384085 Headline: Private member’s bill would end mandatory overtime for Manitoba nurses   https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/manitoba-releases-blueprint-for-next-phase-of-health-care-overhaul Headline: Manitoba releases blueprint for next phase of health-care overhaul   https://pressprogress.ca/kpmg-given-open-ended-contract-at-undisclosed-price-to-assist-completion-of-winnipeg-healthcare-overhaul-critics-say/ Headline: KPMG Given ‘Open-Ended’ Contract At Undisclosed Price To Assist Completion Of Winnipeg Healthcare Overhaul, Critics Say   https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/thompson/province-says-health-care-plan-will-reduce-medical-trips-to-winnipeg-over-the-next-five-years-1.24026197 Headline: Province says health care plan will reduce medical trips to Winnipeg over the next five years   https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/report-says-winnipeg-er-wait-times-stabilized-last-fiscal-year-newer-data-shows-increase-1.4707252 Headline: Report says Winnipeg ER wait times stabilized last fiscal year; newer data shows increase   https://www.thereminder.ca/news/local-news/provincial-care-plan-released-next-steps-unknown-1.24029656 Headline: Provincial care plan released, next steps unknown   https://ca.news.yahoo.com/labour-leaders-vow-fight-bill-155918947.html Headline: Labour leaders vow to fight bill on essential services in nursing homes    

India

  https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/nurses-make-less-than-your-plumber/articleshow/72374665.cms Headline: Delhi: Nurses make less than your plumber    

Ireland

  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/nurses-say-660-patients-waiting-for-beds-in-hospitals-1.4095381 Headline: Nurses say 660 patients waiting for beds in hospitals   https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2019/1126/1095211-hospital-overcrowding/ Headline: 660 patients waiting for admission to hospital bed – INMO   https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/Winter-funding-will-not-relieve-dangerous-conditions-in-Cork-hospitals-ace3de88-8246-4a5d-bcdf-5bf941610527-ds Headline: Winter funding will not relieve ‘dangerous conditions’ in Cork hospitals   http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=26914 Headline: Trolley figures continue to climb   https://www.limerickpost.ie/2019/11/24/no-details-on-how-e26-million-will-help-limerick-hospital/ Headline: No details on how €26 million will help Limerick hospital   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/children-s-hospital-procedures-postponed-amid-sharp-rise-in-admissions-1.4094279 Headline: Children’s hospital procedures postponed amid sharp rise in admissions   https://kfmradio.com/news/25112019-1135/28-people-are-being-treated-trolleys-naas-general-today Headline: 28 People Are Being Treated On Trolleys At Naas General Today.   https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tees-50496010 n Headline: Nursing shortage shuts Butterwick Hospice’s children’s unit   https://jacobinmag.com/2019/11/northern-ireland-nurses-strike-royal-college-nursing-rcn-nhs Headline: Northern Ireland’s Nurses Are Striking for Their Patients, Too   https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2019/1127/1095468-hospital-admission-waiting/ Headline: Over 650 patients waiting for admission to hospital bed – INMO   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/trolley-numbers-for-2019-highest-since-records-began-union-claims-967376.html Headline: Trolley numbers for 2019 highest since records began, union claims   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/inmo-discharge-lounges-a-good-idea-but-st-jamess-hospital-staff-competition-was-clumsy-968306.html Headline: INMO: Discharge lounges a good idea but St James’s Hospital staff competition was ‘clumsy’   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/trolley-numbers-654-patients-waiting-for-beds-say-nurses-1.4096831 Headline: Trolley numbers: 654 patients waiting for beds, say nurses   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/record-108-364-people-stuck-on-a-hospital-trolley-so-far-this-year-1.4099265 Headline: Record 108,364 people stuck on a hospital trolley so far this year   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/inmo-it-shouldnt-take-a-personal-visit-for-politicians-to-know-what-eds-are-like-967122.html Headline: INMO: ‘It shouldn’t take a personal visit’ for politicians to know what EDs are like   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/cork-nurse-dreading-flu-season-claiming-hospital-overcrowding-not-just-a-winter-crisis-967467.html Headline: Cork nurse dreading flu season claiming hospital overcrowding ‘not just a winter crisis’   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/a-limerick-hospital-nurse-staff-cannot-cope-with-the-stress-1.4099274 Headline: A Limerick hospital nurse: Staff ‘cannot cope’ with the stress   https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/Health-chiefs-are-embarrassing-for-not-knowing-how-many-vacancies-exist-in-Cork-47a28fb5-1003-4db6-a97d-2dcdcbca0a10-ds Headline: Health chiefs are ’embarrassing’ for not knowing how many vacancies exist in Cork   https://www.thejournal.ie/fire-safety-limerick-emergency-department-4909130-Nov2019/ Headline: Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit    

Kenya

  https://www.the-star.co.ke/counties/coast/2019-11-28-nurses-promise-to-back-bbi-for-proposing-health-commission/ Headline: Nurses promise to back BBI for proposing health commission    

New Zealand

  https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/117684966/nurse-recruiting-between-countries-could-ramp-up-ahead-of-predicted-global-shortage Headline: Nurse recruiting between countries could ramp up ahead of predicted global shortage   http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/4396000-135/nurses-picket-for-pay-parity-with Headline: Nurses picket for pay parity with DHB staff   https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/404883/nurses-say-gynaecology-patients-rights-were-breached Headline: Nurses say gynaecology patients’ rights were breached   https://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_news/MjMyMjg/Paakiwaha/Adverse-report-shows-Maori-voices-needed-in-health-system Headline: Adverse report shows Maori voices needed in health system   https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/editorial/whistleblowers-are-needed Headline: Whistleblowers are needed    

Philippines

  https://www.bulatlat.com/2019/11/27/various-sectors-call-for-the-realignment-of-2020-budget-amid-sea-games-controversies/ Headline: Groups call for the realignment of 2020 budget amid SEA Games controversies    

Portugal

  https://www.publico.pt/2019/12/02/sociedade/noticia/sindicato-hospitais-coimbra-obrigam-enfermeiros-tarefas-administrativas-1895955 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   https://tvi24.iol.pt/sociedade/sindicato-dos-enfermeiros/enfermeiros-dos-acores-admitem-recorrer-aos-tribunais-para-exigir-contagem-de-tempo 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   https://www.acores24horas.pt/arquivo/91720 Manchete: Governo Regional manifesta abertura para rever número de enfermeiros especialistas Headline: Regional Government expresses openness to reviewing the number of specialist nurses    

Spain

  https://www.redaccionmedica.com/opinion/las-enfermeras-ante-la-emergencia-climatica–3417 Titular: Las enfermeras ante la “emergencia climática” Headline: Nurses in the face of the “climate emergency”   https://www.noticiascyl.com/salamanca/local-salamanca/2019/11/28/satse-trata-de-evitar-la-fuga-de-enfermeras-de-servicios-sociales/ Titular: Satse trata de evitar la fuga de enfermeras de Servicios Sociales Headline: Satse tries to prevent the loss of Social Services nurses   https://www.salamanca24horas.com/texto-diario/mostrar/1646139/satse-reune-consejeria-familia-impedir-fuga-enfermeras-gerencia-servicios-sociales 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   https://www.actasanitaria.com/satse-servicios-enfermeras/ 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   https://www.eldiario.es/clm/satse-Satse_castilla-la_mancha-enfermeros-enfermeras-solape_de_jornada-denuncia_0_969753343.html 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’   https://rioja2.com/n-137646-2-satse-defiende-que-se-reconozca-el-solape-de-jornada-como-tiempo-de-trabajo/ 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

  http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2019/11/26/2003726489 Headline: Plight of Taiwan’s ‘nightingales’    

United Kingdom

  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50628591 Headline: Health strike: Safety warning as nurses take industrial action   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/nurses-take-industrial-action-in-northern-ireland-over-pay-968102.html Headline: Nurses take industrial action in Northern Ireland over pay   https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-northern-ireland-50678461/that-was-a-political-not-a-negotiating-meeting Headline: ‘That was a political, not a negotiating meeting’   https://www.nursinginpractice.com/professional/nurse-shortfall-overseas-labour-conservatives Headline: Shortfall to ‘worsen’ without 5,000 extra overseas nurses a year   https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50664699 Headline: Health strike: Fresh pay offer rejected by unions   https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/healthcare-student-nurses-midwives-shortages-unions-nus-letter-tuition-fees-a9234666.html Headline: Major reforms needed to healthcare education to tackle workforce shortages, unions warn   https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/brexit-nursing-vacancies-east-of-england-election-1-6403078 Headline: Nurses being ‘driven away from job they love’ as vacancies hit ‘record levels’    

United States

  https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/featured/no-progress-on-maine-coast-nursing-technician-contracts/ Headline: No progress on Maine Coast nursing, technician contracts   https://ktoe.com/2019/12/05/mna-nurses-picket-at-mayo-in-mankato/ Headline: MNA Nurses Picket At Mayo In Mankato   https://ktoe.com/2019/12/04/minnesota-nurses-association-to-picket-mayo-clinic-mankato-thursday/ Headline: Minnesota Nurses Association To Picket Mayo Clinic Mankato Thursday   https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/health/drug-prices-pelosi-unions.html Headline: Labor Unions Team Up With Drug Makers to Defeat Drug-Price Proposals   https://www.modernhealthcare.com/providers/2200-university-chicago-nurses-ratify-contract Headline: 2,200 University of Chicago nurses ratify contract   https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/suntimes/u-of-c-nurses-vote-overwhelmingly-to-ratify-new-contract Headline: U Of C Nurses Vote ‘Overwhelmingly’ To Ratify New Contract   https://www.newsweek.com/medicare-all-will-take-movement-not-politician-opinion-1473960 Headline: MEDICARE FOR ALL WILL TAKE A MOVEMENT, NOT A POLITICIAN | OPINION   https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/health/2019/11/25/contract-reached-registered-nurses-desert-regional-hi-desert-medical-centers/4300846002/ Headline: Union, Tenet reach contract for registered nurses at Desert Regional, Hi-Desert medical centers   https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/471743-nurses-across-the-us-just-endorsed-bernie-sanders-heres-why Headline: Nurses across the US just endorsed Bernie Sanders — here’s why   https://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/11/25/inglewood-nurses-hold-informational-picket-outside-centinela-hospital-medical-center/ Headline: Inglewood nurses hold informational picket outside Centinela Hospital Medical Center   https://www.times-standard.com/2019/11/25/nurses-laud-passage-of-hr-1309-but-say-more-could-be-done-locally-to-protect-them-from-violence/ Headline: Nurses laud passage of HR 1309 but say more could be done locally to protect them from violence   https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-resources/california-tenet-nurses-ok-contract.html Headline: California Tenet nurses OK contract   https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/opinion-influencers/article237590959.html Headline: Single-payer, better access are top priorities for California health care in 2020, Influencers say   https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/19163-bill-to-protect-health-care-social-services-workers-from-violence-passes-house-vote Headline: Bill to protect health care, social services workers from violence passes House vote   https://www.kidspot.com.au/news/i-was-30-weeks-pregnant-when-i-was-punched-in-the-stomach/news-story/edd6802e63dfb98524ac1ab0aae71e5f Headline: ‘I was punched in the stomach when I was 30 weeks pregnant’   https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/viewpoint-4-reasons-nurses-are-supporting-bernie-sanders.html Headline: Viewpoint: 4 reasons nurses are supporting Bernie Sanders   https://peoplesworld.org/article/why-many-unions-havent-come-out-for-impeachment/ Headline: Why many unions haven’t come out for impeachment   https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/23/university-of-chicago-medical-center-nurses-cancel-one-day-strike-with-agreement-reached/ Headline: University Of Chicago Medical Center Nurses Cancel One-Day Strike With Agreement Reached   https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/hospital-violence-draws-renewed-concerns/89-cfdafdd2-c358-48cf-80fa-4d0ab58791f0 Headline: Hospital violence draws renewed concerns   https://www.workers.org/2019/11/44537/ Headline: On the picket line   https://www.newsweek.com/hr1309-legislation-workplace-violence-prevention-health-care-workers-1473697 Headline: WHAT THE NEW HOUSE BILL ON WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION WOULD MEAN FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS   https://kstp.com/news/nurses-to-picket-outside-mayo-clinic-in-mankato/ 5563094/ Headline: Nurses to picket outside Mayo Clinic in Mankato   https://www.keyc.com/2019/11/26/mchs-nurses-file-charges-plan-picket-contract-talks-stall/ Headline: MCHS nurses file charges, plan to picket as contract talks stall   https://www.theunion.com/lifestyles/health/how-much-trouble-is-the-hospital-in-with-staff-reduction-concern-voiced-on-future-of-sierra-nevada-memorial/ Headline: ‘How much trouble is the hospital in?’: With staff reduction, concern voiced on future of Sierra Nevada Memorial   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/28/new-online-tool-aims-help-you-have-big-medicare-all-talk-years-thanksgiving-feast Headline: New Online Tool Aims to Help You Have That Big Medicare for All Talk at This Year’s Thanksgiving Feast   https://whyy.org/segments/why-mandated-nurse-to-patient-ratios-have-become-one-of-the-most-controversial-ideas-in-health-care/ Headline: Why mandated nurse-to-patient ratios have become one of the most controversial ideas in health care   https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article238021869.html Headline: Nurses urge UC Davis Health to comply with law, develop plan to avert violence at work   https://unewsonline.com/2019/12/stand-with-sluh-nurses/ Headline: Stand with SLUH Nurses   https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-resources/rns-at-dignity-health-california-hospital-to-picket-over-staffing.html Headline: RNs at Dignity Health California hospital to picket over staffing   https://www.record-bee.com/2019/12/03/nurses-laud-passage-of-hr-1309-but-say-more-could-be-done-locally-to-protect-them-from-violence/ Headline: Nurses laud passage of HR 1309 but say more could be done locally to protect them from violence   https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-resources/new-u-of-chicago-medical-center-contract-includes-pay-bump-better-nurse-staffing.html Headline: New U of Chicago Medical Center contract includes pay bump, better nurse staffing   https://www.turlockjournal.com/news/local/emanuel-nurses-ratify-new-master-contract/ Headline: Emanuel nurses ratify new master contract   https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-university-of-chicago-nurses-ratify-contract-20191127-utugzfid75ellnierbkxqwavxa-story.html Headline: After canceling strike, U. of C. nurses approve new contract with pay boost, staffing changes   https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-resources/university-of-california-nurses-rally-at-2-hospitals-to-raise-awareness-about-workplace-violence.html Headline: University of California nurses rally at 2 hospitals to raise awareness about workplace violence   https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article238021869.html Headline: Nurses urge UC Davis Health to comply with law, develop plan to avert violence at work   https://www.theunion.com/news/sierra-nevada-memorial-hospital-registered-nurses-plan-to-picket-dec-13/ Headline: Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital registered nurses plan to picket Dec. 13   https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article238051469.html Headline: Nurses at Grass Valley’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital will protest staff cutbacks

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