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January 28, 2019

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – January 26, 2019


Headline: ANMF Tasmania to escalate industrial action amid public sector wage negotiations

Headline: ‘There was no dignity’: the cost of falling staff ratios in nursing homes

Headline: Flinders University and nurses union advocate for aged care nurses to save $2.6 billion

Headline: People vs profits: Aged care providers to pocket $1B amid royal commission

Headline: NSWNMA members rally in Tamworth for better staffing numbers

Headline: ANMF Tasmania postpone elective surgery ban amid public sector wage negotiations

Headline: Canberra Hospital’s adult mental health unit bursting at the seams

Headline: Has the Tasmanian Government painted itself into a corner in the public sector pay stoush?

Headline: Tasmanian health staff off to the UK on taxpayer-funded trip to recruit mental health nurses

Headline: Life-changing experience ahead for Burnett nurse




Titre: Moins de personnel, plus de risques

Headline: Fewer staff, more risk

Headline: Alberta Health Services, United Nurses of Alberta reach agreement to settle union grievance of nursing staffing shortage

Headline: AHS and nurses’ union reach agreement to resolve Red Deer ER staffing issues

Headline: Healthcare workers fear job cuts should UCP form government, party claims concerns unjustified

Headline: Nurses raise concerns over staffing for future Calgary Cancer Centre

Headline: St. Boniface Hospital hemodialysis nurses pen open letter over safety concerns

Headline: N.S. needs to boost long-term care facilities’ staffing levels to address ‘overstressed’ homes: expert panel

Headline: Nurses are working 24 hours straight, and their union is speaking out against forced overtime

Titre: Bathurst: le prolongement de la fermeture du service d’obstetrique souleve la colere

Headline: Bathurst: Extension of closure of obstetrics service raises anger

Titre: Les urgences débordent à Granby et à BMP

Headline: Emergencies overwhelm Granby and BMP

Headline: New contract for HJ McFarland nurses

Headline: County and nurses reach new agreement



Costa Rica

Titular: ¡Se viene otra huelga!

Headline: Another strike is coming!–huelgas-inicia-con-polemica

Titular: Comisión que modifica huelgas inicia con polémica

Headline: Commission that modifies strikes starts with controversy




Titular: Gobierno, empresa privada y obreros acuerdan aumento al salario minimo

Headline: Government, private companies and workers agree on increase to minimum wage




Headline: Irish nurse goes viral after sharing pay slip as strikes loom

Headline: Government quoting exaggerated figures on nurse pay ‘a cheap shot’, says INMO general secretary

Headline: Nurses ‘ignored and insulted’ by Government, opposition claims

Headline: INMO trolley figures pass 600 for first time in 2019

Headline: Hospital patients facing disruption as no breakthrough in talks over nursing pay dispute

Headline: More than 600 people on hospital trolleys, according to INMO

Headline: Nurses say understaffing at root of strikes but pay is the solution

Headline: Bid to avert nurses’ strikes, hospital cancellations

Headline: It’s time for the Government to act to avert nurses strikes

Headline: Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation calls strike at end of month over conditions

Headline: 37,000 Irish nurses to take 24-hour strike action

Headline: 583 patients on trolleys waiting for hospital bed – INMO

Headline: Surge to 541 patients waiting for hospital beds amid swine flu outbreak

Headline: INMO: Sharp Increase In No. Of Patients On Trolleys At Naas General Hospitals.




Headline: Tharaka Nithi nurses threaten to go on strike over unpaid allowances

Headline: Medics in Kitui give strike notice



New Zealand

Headline: Aged care workers raise serious concerns about understaffing

Headline: NZNO survey reveals horrific condition in aged care sector–survey

Headline: ‘Hidden pain’ in aged care: delayed and missed care commonplace – survey

Headline: Around 3000 junior doctors begin two-day strike at public hospitals

Headline: Four Hutt Hospital staff members injured in Boxing Day altercation with patient




Manchete: Sindicato dos Enfermeiros Portugueses mantém greve de quatro dias na próxima semana

Headline: Union of Portuguese Nurses holds four-day strike next week

Manchete: Sindicato dos Enfermeiros Portugueses acusa ministra de dizer “inverdades”

Headline: Union of Portuguese Nurses accuses minister of saying “untruths”

Manchete: Sindicato dos enfermeiros denuncia “situação caótica” nas urgências de Penafiel

Headline: Nurses’ union denounces “chaotic situation” in Penafiel’s emergency department

Manchete: Lisboa. Greve dos enfermeiros do IPO com adesão de 90%, diz sindicato

Headline: Lisbon. IPO nurses strike with 90% adhesion, union says

Manchete: Sindicato afirma que Governo vai fazer mais um ou dois recrutamentos de enfermeiros este ano

Headline: Union says government will do one or two more nurses’ recruitments this year

Manchete: Governo autoriza contratação de 450 enfermeiros e 400 assistentes operacionais

Headline: Government authorizes hiring of 450 nurses and 400 operational assistants



South Africa

Headline: KZN nurses told there are no posts


Headline: Denosa may take the Health Department to court

Headline: Government has spent a small fortune on training nurses it can’t hire




Titular: SATSE alerta que en 10 años se jubilará el 64% de la plantilla de enfermería de Sacyl en Zamora

Headline: SATSE warns that in 10 years 64% of the nursing staff of Sacyl in Zamora will retire

Titular: Satse alerta de que en 10 años se jubilarán el 50% de las enfermeras, 4.300

Headline: Satse warns that 50% of nurses will retire in 10 years, 4,300–8259

Titular: Satse pide un Interterritorial con medidas concretas para Enfermería

Headline: Satse demands an Interterritorial meeting with concrete measures for nurses

Titular: Satse pide al Sergas que contrate más enfermeras por el “notable incremento de la presión asistencial” debido a la gripe

Headline: Satse demands Sergas hires more nurses because of the “noticeable increase in the pressures of care” due to the flu

Titular: Satse exige un aumento de enfermeras en el Hospital Provincial de Córdoba

Headline: Satse demands an increase in nurses at Córdoba’s Provincial Hospital

Titular: Satse demanda enfermeras en los colegios para frenar la obesidad infantil

Headline: Satse demands nurses in schools to stop childhood obesity

Titular: Piden una enfermera en cada colegio para luchar contra la obesidad infantil

Headline: Demands for school nurses to fight against childhood obesity

Titular: Los enfermeros fijan en un 6% su ‘mínimo’ de subida salarial para 2019

Headline: Nurses set 6% as their ‘minimum’ acceptableat8 salary increase for 2019

Titular: SATSE Navarra valora muy negativamente las actuaciones de la Consejería de Salud de Navarra durante todo el 2018

Headline: SATSE Navarra views very negatively the actions of the Ministry of Health of Navarra throughout 2018

Titular: Satse denuncia saturación de las Urgencias del Valme

Headline: Satse denounces the inundated emergency room at Valme

Titular: Carmen García Rivas: “Los enfermeros no somos el esparrin de nadie”

Headline: Carmen García Rivas: “Nurses are not sparring partners for anyone”



United Kingdom

Headline: Nursing union to ballot members on strike action

Headline: NHS must tackle ‘systemic racism’ as report shows staff discrimination on the rise

Headline: Universal Credit leaves trainee nurses and other students hundreds of pounds worse off

Headline: Warning of crisis in Northern Ireland NHS if shortage of doctors not tackled

Headline: Staffing shortages ‘a risk to making NHS Long Term Plan happen’

Headline: Long-term health plan will ‘relieve pressure on the NHS’ Theresa May says

Headline: Strike: School pick-ups for parents in middle of day

Headline: Shocking toll of violence against Doncaster’s NHS workers with more than 1500 reported attacks

Headline: Nursing unions reject final States pay offer

Headline: Nurses Are Calling Out for Job Protections and Marching in the Women’s March

Headline: U.S. unions stand against Canadian postal union-busting

Headline: Gavin Newsom’s first budget: Down payments made, but supporters still want more

Headline: Here’s What California Interest Groups Want to See in Gavin Newsom’s Budget

Headline: Government, union leaders fight closure of Catholic hospital serving DC’s poorest

Headline: Local researchers weigh in on the viability of single payer healthcare

Headline: Privatizing VA health services a bad idea

Headline: Democrats Don’t Just Support Medicare for All, 84% in New Poll Want Party Leaders to Make It ‘Extremely Important Priority’

Headline: Rep. Gabbard Marches With Federal Workers

Headline: 5 Asian Americans Are Running For California’s 53rd Assembly District

Headline: Universal Health Care Push Expected To Regain Momentum In Newsom’s First Budget

Headline: Gavin Newsom’s health plan would restore Obamacare mandate, expand access for undocumented

Headline: As Gavin Newsom Becomes Governor, How He Could Shape California’s Future—Issue By Issue

Headline: It can’t get much better for Gavin Newsom as California’s next governor. But it’s almost certain to get worse


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