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February 19, 2019

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – February 19, 2019


Headline: ‘Kicked, punched, covered in bodily fluids’: Damning NSW nursing report reveals workplace abuse cases

Headline: Aged care royal commission hears evidence of man’s shocking injuries from a catheter

Headline: Annie Butler re-elected Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation – Australia’s largest union

Headline: Unions claim staff are leaving the Royal Adelaide Hospital because of bullying and fatigue

Headline: A new Gunnedah hospital is supported by all election candidates

Headline: Rally for ratios as NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association step up staffing action

Headline: Berejiklian announces ‘unprecedented’ boost to health workforce

Headline: Port Macquarie Base Hospital nurses and midwives hold action in support of ratio system

Headline: Armidale Nurse – patient ratio issue needs to be seriously addressed

Headline: More nurses for Katoomba

Headline: Illawarra hospitals will share in the NSW Government’s workforce boost




Titre: Une nouvelle convention collective pour des professionnelles du CISSS-CA

Headline: New collective agreement for CISSS-CA professionals

Headline: ‘I was an impaired nurse’: Three nurses who battled addiction welcome dramatic shift in approach to discipline and treatment

Headline: Health Unit Nurses Could Strike If Conciliation Fails

Headline: Violence leads to Ministry of Labour investigations at Barrie’s RVH

Headline: Seven Oaks Hospital’s emergency room nurses concerned about staffing shortage

Headline: Nurses at Seven Oaks bemoan staffing shortages, fear patient risk

Headline: Tentative deal reached for VON nurses in Nova Scotia

Headline: St. Anthony hospital staff were told of bed changes, says nurse’s union president

Headline: Senior nurse at Labrador Health Centre calls it quits, citing ‘constant state of turmoil’




Titular: A la carga la Aneeah, con nueva exigencia de ascender a técnicos

Headline: The burden of Aneeah, the new demand to promote technicians




Headline: Protesting nurses give ultimatum to gov’t

Headline: Cops convince nurses to end hunger strike

Headline: Hundreds stranded as nurses block Patiala-Bathinda Road




Headline: Tens of thousands rally in support of nurses in Dublin

Headline: Nursing unions suspend industrial action

Headline: INMO recommends members accept Labour Court deal

Headline: Irish nurses in line for pay rise of up to €2,439 a year as INMO call off three-day strike

Headline: Tens of thousands march through Dublin in support of striking Irish nurses and midwives

Headline: Rally in support of nurses’ pay dispute as talks take place

Headline: Just under 600 people on hospital trolleys, according to INMO

Headline: ‘Think of us as you tuck into your turkey’: Letters reveal nurses’ fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments




Headline: Nurses remain defiant despite Uhuru’s order

Headline: Nurses vow to defy Uhuru return-to-work order

Headline: Nurses stay the course as State files contempt case

Headline: Nurses shrug off Uhuru directive as strike bites across counties

Headline: Kenya: Boinnet Warns Striking Nurses Who Frustrate Return-to-Work Order

Headline: 4 Union officials summoned to court for contempt over nurses strike

Headline: City nurses threaten strike after assault at Mama Lucy–no-surrender—nurses-vow/1056-4975072-ujds4d/index.html

Headline: ‘No retreat, no surrender’, striking nurses vow

Headline: Resume work or face contempt charges, CS Kariuki tells nurses

Headline: Return to work or be sacked, Kahiga tells striking nurses

Headline: Don’t threaten nurses, say MPs

Headline: Kenya: Council Orders Governors Not to Deduct Nurses Union Dues

Headline: Nurse laments working for government, narrates how she goes extra mile for more income

Headline: A day in the life of a Kenyan nurse




Manchete: Trabalhadores de sindicato dirigido por deputado PS querem mediação de Costa

Headline: Union workers headed by deputy PS want Costa mediation

Manchete: Greve da função pública complica situação nos hospitais

Headline: Public service strike complicates situation in hospitals



South Africa

Headline: South African unions on national strike over job losses

Headline: Infection fears as eight babies die at Vosloorus hospital



South Korea

Headline: 1st for-profit hospital on verge of closing




Titular: Satse reclama la jubilación anticipada para enfermeras y fisioterapeutas

Headline: Satse demands early retirement for nurses and physiotherapists

Titular: Satse: “La gripe ha vuelto a constatar las deficiencias de nuestro sistema sanitario”

Headline: Satse: “The flu has once again confirmed the deficiencies of our health system”

Titular: Satse valora que haya enfermeras en colegios de CyL pero pide concreción

Headline: Satse appreciates that there are nurses in CyL schools but asks for concrete action

Titular: Denuncian que hacen falta 7.300 enfermeras más en la Región de Murcia

Headline: That 7,300 more nurses are needed in the Murcia region is denounced

Titular: Satse: “Modificamos la Ley que usurpaba funciones enfermeras”

Headline: Satse: “We changed the law that infringed on the functions nurses”

Titular: Satse reclama al Sescam la “inmediata” implantación de las especialidades de enfermería

Headline: Satse demands from Sescam the “immediate” implementation of nursing specialties



United Kingdom

Headline: 45 GP nurses set to retire will create “significant issue”

Headline: Record number of NHS staff quit because the ‘hours are too long’ as service desperately tries to fill more than 40,000 nursing vacancies



United States

Headline: Profit-driven health care is killing the dreams of young people. Young people are fighting back.

Headline: Single-payer health care movement gets boost from local event–505644311.html


Headline: Groups call for Medicare For All

Headline: Activists Work To Make Medicare For All A Reality

Headline: Why America’s nurses are getting ‘hangovers’ from their work

Headline: Nurses Fight for Medicare for All (w/Deborah Burger)

Headline: Nurses, doctors provide health care to asylum seekers

Headline: Seidman: Time for a health care overhaul

Headline: Single-payer health care group to be in city

Headline: Team of nurses visits immigration shelters in El Paso

Headline: Nurses give Barton Memorial Hospital a 10-day notice of a strike

Headline: To Galvanize Local Organizing for Medicare for All, Nurses Union to Kick Off Nationwide ‘Barnstorms’ This Weekend

Headline: Safety at St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital questioned after brutal attack on nurse

Headline: Brutal Southeast DC hospital attack prompts call for change

Headline: The people will win Medicare for All. Thousands united this week to prove it.


Headline: Richmond Free Library to host Medicare for All conversation

Headline: “Medicare for All” meeting to be held Sunday

Headline: Fayetteville Hosts Medicare For All ‘Barnstorm’ February 10th

Headline: Wallingford ‘Medicare for all barnstorm’ event begins Saturday

Headline: NWI Medicare for All group to host local ‘Barnstorm’

Headline: Letter: Support Medicare-for-all

Headline: Nurses launch Medicare For All ‘Barnstorm’ Actions

Headline: National Medicare for All week of action begins

Headline: National Nurses United, Indivisible Groups Rally for Medicare for All

Headline: ‘People Shouldn’t Be Going Bankrupt and Dying’: Nationwide Week of Action Aims to Build Mass Movement Behind Medicare for All

Headline: Galvanizing local support for Medicare for All

Headline: Medicare for All fills a room

Headline: More and more, ‘Medicare for All’ feasible

Headline: Nurses Fight for Medicare for All

Headline: Readers respond: We want Medicare for all

Headline: ‘Medicare for All’ Advocates Rally at Rutgers

Headline: Nurses organize impressive barnstorm launching 2019 Medicare for All campaign

Headline: Jayapal Says Medicare for All Bill Coming in Two Weeks as Expert Calls Plan ‘Astonishingly Strong’

Headline: Pro-Medicare ‘barnstorm’ event held at Rutgers labor education center


Headline: Johns Hopkins Hospital accused of retaliating against unionizing nurses, including firing one

Headline: Brookline event encourages action to support Medicare for all

Headline: More and more, ‘Medicare for All’ feasible

Headline: Johns Hopkins Accused Of Retaliating Over Union Effort

Headline: Santa Clara County moves forward on hospital purchases despite unrest, potential nurses strike

Headline: Strike threat looms over St. Louise

Headline: St. Mary’s in Long Beach is owned by a new $29 billion healthcare giant. How will that impact patients?

Headline: St. Louise hearing canceled, ruling on hospitals’ fate could come any day

Headline: Barton nurses rescind notice to strike; Head back to the bargaining table

Headline: Debate reopens over future of health care in Minnesota


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