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January 8, 2019

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

Australia   https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/aged-care-staff-ratios-would-save-2-6-billion-study-finds-20181214-p50mfk.html Headline: Aged care staff ratios ‘would save $2.6 billion’, study finds   https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2018/12/19/new-analysis-indicates-staffing-ratios-in-aged-care-also-provide-economic-benefits/ Headline: New analysis indicates staffing ratios in aged care also provide economic benefits   https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5819788/lgh-theatre-nurses-stop-work-over-enterprise-agreement-negotiations/ Headline: Launceston General Hospital theatre nurses walk off the job over enterprise agreement negotiations   https://www.theweeklysource.com.au/john-pollaers-and-anmf-federal-secretary-annie-butler-join-forces-to-push-government-for-staffing-ratios/ Headline: John Pollaers and ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler join forces to push Government for staffing ratios   https://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/story/5817315/moruya-nurses-rally-for-more-staff/ Headline: Moruya nurses rally for more staff   https://www.newcastlestar.com.au/story/5829479/midwives-beg-for-support-as-hospitals-grapple-with-staff-shortages/?cs=7 Headline: Midwives beg for support as hospitals grapple with staff shortages   https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/health/right-to-health-service-will-place-nurses-in-icerage-danger/news-story/b755dbed3487f39144453 1f0d402f605 Headline: Right to health service will place nurses in ice-rage danger     Bolivia   https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Rolls-Out-Universal-Health-Care-To-5.8M-Uninsured-20190102-0009.html Headline: Bolivia Rolls Out Universal Health Care To 5.8M Uninsured     Canada   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-nurses-union-province-overtime-grace-hospital-1.4955302 Headline: Manitoba Nurses Union urges province to slow down on changes as OT surges at Grace   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/illicit-drugs-government-announcement-manitoba-1.4950445 Headline: New illicit drug task force will look for ways to fight meth, opioid crisis in Manitoba   https://globalnews.ca/news/4785934/overtime-hours-increase-77-per-cent-in-grace-hospitals-critical-care-unit/ Headline: Overtime hours increase 77 per cent in Grace Hospital’s critical care unit   https://winnipegsun.com/news/provincial/2018-in-review-big-changes-and-more-on-the-way-for-provinces-healthcare-system Headline: 2018 IN REVIEW: Big changes and more on the way for province’s healthcare system   https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1144772/chsld-infirmieres-auxiliaires-preposes-beneficiaires-penurie-sante-personnes-agees Titre: Des infirmières auxiliaires pour pallier le manque de préposés dans des CHSLD privés Headline: Auxiliary nurses to make up for the lack of attendants in private CHSLDs   https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2018/12/19/des-urgences-bondees-et-risquees-pour-les-patients-1 Titre: Des urgences bondées et risquées pour les patients Headline: Crowded and risky emergencies for patients     Dominican Republic   http://www.supernoticias.com.do/enfermeras-deploran-falta-atencion-hospitales/ Titular: Enfermeras deploran falta de atención en hospitales Headline: Nurses deplore lack of attention in hospitals     Guatemala   https://www.publinews.gt/gt/noticias/2018/12/19/ministerio-salud-trasladara-5-mil-empleados-renglon-permanente.html Titular: Ministerio de Salud trasladará a 5 mil empleados a renglón permanente Headline: Ministry of Health will move 5 thousand employees to permanent status     Honduras https://radiohrn.hn/2018/12/30/nueva-ministra-de-salud-viene-con-deseos-de-dialogar-y-eso-es-un-buen-mensaje/ Titular: Nueva ministra de Salud viene con deseos de dialogar y “eso es un buen mensaje” Headline: New Minister of Health comes with a desire to dialogue and “that’s a good message”   http://www.proceso.hn/salud/5-salud-y-sociedad/enfermeras-auxiliares-anuncian-asambleas-informativas-a-partir-del-lunes.html Titular: Enfermeras auxiliares anuncian asambleas informativas a partir del lunes Headline: Auxiliary nurses announce informational assemblies as of Monday   https://radiohrn.hn/2018/12/28/enfermeras-auxiliares-anuncian-asambleas-informativas-para-el-7-de-enero-del-2019/ Titular: Enfermeras auxiliares anuncian asambleas informativas para el 7 de enero del 2019 Headline: Auxiliary nurses announce informational assemblies for January 7, 2019     Ireland   https://www.thesun.ie/news/3531926/nurses-midwives-inmo-vote-strike-industrial-action/ Headline: ‘WE’LL MAKE GOVT PAY’ Nurses and midwives to strike in New Year as INMO vote 95% in favour of industrial action   https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2018/1218/1017860-inmo/ Headline: INMO votes for strike action over pay and staff shortages   https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/gps-label-hse-service-plan-a-disgrace-which-nurses-claim-has-no-funds-for-safe-staffing-levels-893534.html Headline: GPs label HSE Service Plan a ‘disgrace’ which nurses claim has no funds for safe staffing levels   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/nurses-and-midwives-vote-overwhelmingly-to-strike-over-pay-1.3735420 Headline: Nurses and midwives vote overwhelmingly to strike over pay   https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/up-to-35-nurses-unable-to-work-over-christmas-period-due-to-work-permit-backlog-37633914.html Headline: Up to 35 nurses unable to work over Christmas period due to work permit backlog   https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/strikes-imminent-as-95-of-nurses-and-midwives-back-action-over-pay-cvhf858cg Headline: Strikes imminent as 95% of nurses and midwives back action over pay   https://www.thesun.ie/news/3578723/shocking-record-108227-hospital-patients-on-trolleys/ Headline: ‘RESOLVE THE CRISIS’ Shocking record 108,227 hospital patients on trolleys last year as 2018 is revealed as worst year on record for overcrowding   https://www.leitrimobserver.ie/news/home/355598/2018-was-worst-year-on-record-for-hospital-overcrowding-inmo.html Headline: 2018 was worst year on record for hospital overcrowding – INMO   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/nurses-and-midwives-say-strikes-could-still-go-ahead-895267.html Headline: Nurses and midwives say strikes could still go ahead   https://www.limerickpost.ie/2019/01/04/university-hospital-limerick-was-the-worst-for-overcrowding-last-year/ Headline: University Hospital Limerick was the worst for overcrowding last year     Kenya   https://citizentv.co.ke/news/nurses-union-issues-six-week-strike-notice-over-unmet-demands-224111/ Headline: Nurses union issues six-week strike notice over unmet demands   http://www.kbc.co.ke/knun-threatens-call-national-wide-nurses-strike/ Headline: KNUN threatens to call for a national-wide nurses’ strike   https://www.nation.co.ke/business/Mystery-Ifmis-account-used-to-steal-nurses-cash/996-4921092-sspvthz/index.html Headline: Mystery Ifmis account used to steal nurses cash     New Zealand   http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/3865369-135/dhbs-turbulent-year Headline: DHB’s turbulent year   https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/109470258/nurses-protest-after-vandalism-breakins-at-middlemore-hospital-staff-car-park Headline: Nurses protest after vandalism, break-ins at Middlemore Hospital staff car park   https://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426& objectid=12166295 Headline: Whanganui news year in review: July 2018     Portugal   https://observador.pt/2018/12/19/sindicato-dos-enfermeiros-portugueses-marca-greve-de-quatro-dias-em-janeiro/ Manchete: Sindicato dos Enfermeiros Portugueses marca greve de quatro dias em janeiro Headline: Union of Portuguese Nurses marks four-day strike in January   https://www.publico.pt/2018/12/19/sociedade/noticia/sindicato-enfermeiros-portugueses-marca-greve-quatro-dias-janeiro-1855360 Manchete: Sindicato dos Enfermeiros Portugueses ameaça voltar à greve em Janeiro Headline: Union of Portuguese Nurses threatens strike again in January   https://www.publico.pt/2018/12/17/sociedade/noticia/sindicato-enfermeiros-portugueses-admite-novas-formas-luta-janeiro-1855023 Manchete: Sindicato dos Enfermeiros Portugueses admite novas formas de luta em Janeiro Headline: Union of Portuguese Nurses to adopt new forms of struggle in January   https://www.noticiasdecoimbra.pt/enfermeiros-do-centro-exigem-pontos-para-descongelar-progressoes-na-carreira/ Manchete: Enfermeiros do Centro exigem pontos para descongelar progressões na carreira Headline: Center nurses demand a fix to unfreeze career advancement   https://24.sapo.pt/atualidade/artigos/sindicato-diz-que-governo-admite-criar-categoria-de-enfermeiro-especialista Manchete: Sindicato diz que Governo admite criar categoria de enfermeiro especialista Headline: Union says government concedes creations of new category of specialist nurse   https://www.jornaldocentro.pt/online/regiao/problemas-nos-cuidados-de-enfermagem-no-douro-sul/ Manchete: PROBLEMAS NOS CUIDADOS DE ENFERMAGEM NO DOURO SUL Headline: PROBLEMS IN NURSING CARE IN THE SOUTH DOURO   https://zap.aeiou.pt/enfermeiros-greve-geral-234023 Manchete: Enfermeiros desconvocam greve geral de quatro dias (mas ainda outras greves marcadas) Headline: Nurses unveil four-day general strike (but still other strikes marked)     South Africa   https://www.enca.com/news/watch-thousands-nurses-remain-unemployed Headline: WATCH: Thousands of nurses remain unemployed     Spain   https://www.consalud.es/profesionales/satse-reclama-una-norma-que-proteja-a-los-profesionales-en-el-uso-de-los-medicamentos-peligrosos_58217_102.html Titular: Satse reclama una norma que proteja a los profesionales en el uso de los medicamentos peligrosos Headline: Satse calls for a rule that protects professionals in the use of dangerous drugs   https://www.consalud.es/profesionales/enfermeria/satse-seguimos-sin-avances-acabar-agresiones-enfermeras-enfermeros_58119_102.html Titular: Satse: “Seguimos sin avances para acabar con las agresiones a enfermeras y enfermeros” Headline: Satse: “We still have no progress in ending attacks on nurses”   https://www.consalud.es/autonomias/c-valenciana/satse-valencia-campana-contra-servicios-farmaceuticos-asistenciales_58170_102.html Titular: Satse Valencia continua con su campaña contra los servicios farmacéuticos asistenciales Headline: Satse Valencia continues its campaign against the pharmaceutical care services   https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/3519367/0/satse-cyl-se-moviliza-manana-ante-consejeria-por-mejora-sus-derechos-laborales/ Titular: Satse CyL se moviliza mañana ante la Consejería por la mejora de sus derechos laborales Headline: Satse CyL to protest tomorrow at the Health Ministry for the improvement of their labor rights   https://www.diariodesevilla.es/sevilla/enfermeros-firmas-nervion-remedios-alameda_0_1310569120.html Titular: Enfermeras piden firmas en la Alameda, Triana, Los Remedios y Nervión para pedir efectivos Headline: Nurses collect signatures in Alameda, Triana, Los Remedios and Nervión in support of pay raise   https://www.salamanca24horas.com/texto-diario/mostrar/1282089/enfermeros-critican-consejeria-ante-ausencia-disponibilidad-negociar-penosa-situacion-laboral-retributiva Titular: Los enfermeros critican a la Consejería ante la “ausencia de disponibilidad” para negociar su “penosa situación laboral y retributiva” Headline: Nurses criticize the Council due to the “lack of readiness” to negotiate their “painful labor and retaliatory conditions”   https://www.europapress.es/andalucia/sevilla-00357/noticia-concentracion-pide-sas-destinar-recursos-poner-marcha-sexta-ambulancia-distrito-sevilla-20181217165830.html Titular: Una concentración pide al SAS destinar recursos para poner en marcha la sexta ambulancia en el Distrito Sevilla Headline: Gathering asks SAS to allocate resources to start sixth ambulance service in Seville District   https://www.larazon.es/local/andalucia/satse-reclamara-ante-el-tsja-la-actualizacion-de-las-listas-de-matronas-FO20951343 Titular: Satse reclamará ante el TSJA la actualización de las listas de matronas Headline: Satse will demand that the TSJA update the roster of midwives   https://www.elcorreogallego.es/galicia/ecg/tambien-enfermeros-demandan-plazas/idEdicion-2018-12-17/idNoticia-1154488/ Titular: También los enfermeros demandan más plazas Headline: Nurses also demand more seats   https://www.farodevigo.es/portada-pontevedra/2018/12/15/satse-celebra-gerencia-chop-difunda/2017332.html Titular: Satse celebra que la gerencia del CHOP difunda el término “enfermera” Headline: Satse celebrates that CHOP management disseminates the term “nurse”   https://cadenaser.com/emisora/2018/12/16/radio_pamplona/1544959103_450615.html Titular: “Serían necesarias 300 enfermeras más para llegar a la ratio segura” Headline: “300 more nurses would be needed to reach the safe ratio”   https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/3517092/0/satse-pide-apoyo-consejeria-salud-para-lograr-ley-ratios-enfermeras/ Titular: SATSE pide el “apoyo” de la Consejería de Salud “para lograr la Ley de ratios enfermeras” Headline: SATSE requests “support” from the Ministry of Health “to achieve the Nursing Ratios Law”   https://www.redaccionmedica.com/secciones/enfermeria/los-enfermeros-quieren-llevar-su-agenda-a-los-programas-electorales-del-26m-2271 Titular: Los enfermeros quieren llevar su agenda a los programas electorales del 26M Headline: The nurses want to take their agenda to the electoral programs of 26M   https://www.consalud.es/profesionales/enfermeria/ine-no-volvera-referirse-enfermeras-matronas-ats-comadronas_58368_102.html Titular: El INE no volverá a referirse a las enfermeras y matronas como ‘ATS’ y ‘comadronas’ Headline: The INE will no longer refer to nurses and midwives as ‘ATS’ and ‘midwives’   https://www.larioja.com/la-rioja/seris-debera-resolver-20190102162230-nt.html Titular: El SERIS deberá resolver las solicitudes de Grado de Carrera Profesional Headline: The SERIS must resolve applications for a Professional Career Degree   https://www.redaccionmedica.com/autonomias/valencia/la-enfermera-embarazada-cobrara-todo-el-prorrateo-aunque-no-haga-guardias-1774 Titular: La enfermera embarazada cobrará todo el prorrateo aunque no haga guardias Headline: Pregnant nurses will receive all proration although they do not do inspections   https://www.lne.es/asturias/2018/12/29/faltan-enfermeros-geriatricos-malas-condiciones/2403432.html Titular: Faltan enfermeros en los geriátricos por las malas condiciones, según SATSE Headline: Nurses are missing in nursing homes due to poor conditions, according to SATSE   https://www.europapress.es/andalucia/noticia-satse-alerta-futuro-gobierno-andaluz-no-permitira-agravios-enfermeria-fisioterapia-20181227150223.html Titular: Satse alerta al futuro gobierno andaluz de que “no permitirá agravios” hacia Enfermería o Fisioterapia Headline: Satse notifies the future Andalusian government that “discrimination will not be tolerated” against nurses or physiotherapists   https://www.lavozdecordoba.es/ocio-y-sociedad/2018/12/29/satse-urge-al-sas-a-publicar-los-certificados-profesionales/ Titular: Satse urge al SAS a publicar los certificados profesionales Headline: Satse urges SAS to publish professional certificates   https://www.lne.es/asturias/2018/12/27/asturias-6-enfermeras-mil-habitantes/2402766.html Titular: Asturias tiene menos de 6 enfermeras por cada mil habitantes, casi tres menos que la media Europea Headline: Asturias has less than 6 nurses per thousand inhabitants, almost three less than the European average   https://www.laverdad.es/murcia/satse-incomprensible-villegas-20181223145453-nt.html Titular: Satse rechaza los 34 millones de las Cuentas para quitar listas de espera con «peonadas» Headline: Satse rejects the 34 million Euros for removing waiting lists with «peons»   http://www.tercerainformacion.es/articulo/actualidad/2018/12/22/satse-madrid-reclama-la-contratacion-de-mas-personal-sanitario-ante-la-inminente-saturacion-de-urgencias-por-la-gripe Titular: SATSE Madrid reclama la contratación de más personal sanitario ante la inminente saturación de urgencias por la gripe Headline: SATSE Madrid demands the hiring of more health personnel before the imminent saturation of emergencies due to influenza   https://www.lavozdecordoba.es/ocio-y-sociedad/2018/12/21/satse-denuncia-que-las-enfermeras-del-castilla-del-pino-son-sustituidas-por-personal-de-categoria-inferior/ Titular: Satse denuncia que las enfermeras del Castilla del Pino son sustituidas por personal de categoría inferior Headline: Satse denounces that the nurses of Castilla del Pino are replaced by lower category staff   https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/3522674/0/satse-c-lm-celebra-recuperacion-35-horas-pide-su-correcta-aplicacion-al-personal-sanitario/ Titular: SATSE C-LM celebra la recuperación de las 35 horas y pide su “correcta aplicación” al personal sanitario Headline: SATSE C-LM celebrates the recovery of the 35 hour work week and asks for its “correct application” to health personnel     United Kingdom   https://www.hsj.co.uk/workforce/nhs-will-still-be-short-of-nurses-in-five-years-dalton-warns/7024065.article Headline: NHS will still be short of nurses in five years, Dalton warns   https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/thousands-back-nurses-campaign-to-scrap-parking-charges-as-nhs-staff-forced-to-pay-2-7m-in-fees/ Headline: Thousands back nurses’ campaign to scrap parking charges as NHS staff forced to pay £2.7m a year in fees   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6524003/Stressed-NHS-nurses-took-one-MILLION-days-sick-year.html Headline: Revealed: Stressed NHS nurses took more than one MILLION days off sick last year as bosses are warned staff are becoming exhausted by workload   http://www.farnhamherald.com/article.cfm?id=132785&headline=Hospitals%20%E2%80%98cashing%20in%20on%20the%20sick%27§ionIs=news&searchyear=2019 Headline: Hospitals ‘cashing in on the sick’     United States   https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/nursing/nurses-union-supports-legislation-prevent-workplace-violence Headline: NURSES’ UNION SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO PREVENT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE   https://www.thenation.com/article/democrats-congress-fundamental-reforms/ Headline: The Best Strategy for the House Dems? Fight for Major Reforms.   http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2018/investigations/heartbroken/johns-hopkins-patient-safety/ Headline: Johns Hopkins wrote the rules on patient safety. But its hospitals don’t always follow them.   https://afro.com/district-files-lawsuit-in-providence-hospital-closure-nurses-applaud-city-for-action/ Headline: District Files Lawsuit in Providence Hospital Closure, Nurses Applaud City for Action   https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/judge-denies-districts-request-to-force-providence-hospital-to-stay-open/2018/12/20/870fc758-0239-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html Headline: Judge denies District’s request to force Providence Hospital to stay open   http://aldianews.com/articles/politics/national/it-time-medicare-all/54662 Headline: Is it time for Medicare-for-all?   https://splinternews.com/where-does-the-democratic-left-go-from-here-1830862596 Headline: Where Does the Democratic Left Go From Here?   https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-house-will-have-just-as-many-moderate-democrats-as-progressives-next-year/ Headline: The House Will Have Just As Many Moderate Democrats As Progressives Next Year   https://www.times-standard.com/2018/12/17/st-joseph-management-fires-back-at-criticism-over-excessive-restraint-use/ Headline: St. Joseph management fires back at criticism over ‘excessive’ restraint use   https://kiem-tv.com/2018/12/17/st-joseph-hospital-speaks-on-possible-citation-for-restraint-use/ Headline: St. Joseph Hospital speaks on possible citation for restraint use   https://therealnews.com/stories/medicare-for-all-is-a-fight-to-democratize-the-economy Headline: Medicare for All is a Fight to Democratize the Economy   https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/01/02/2019-year-medicare-all Headline: 2019: The Year of Medicare for All   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/04/nurses-union-demands-all-2020-candidates-establish-strong-sexual-harassment-pay Headline: Nurses Union Demands All 2020 Candidates Establish Strong Sexual Harassment, Pay Equity Policies   https://www.ncronline.org/news/justice/government-union-leaders-fight-closure-catholic-hospital-serving-dcs-poorest Headline: Government, union leaders fight closure of Catholic hospital serving DC’s poorest   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/12/26/see-who-stands-people-over-lobbyists-progressive-campaign-pressures-democrats Headline: To See Who Stands With People Over Lobbyists, Progressive Campaign Pressures Democrats to Quickly Hold Vote on Medicare for All   http://capitolweekly.net/california-organized-labor-2019-begins/ Headline: Organized labor in California as 2019 begins   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/12/30/centrist-democrat-who-lost-reelection-attacks-medicare-all-progressives-respond Headline: As Centrist Democrat Who Lost Reelection Attacks Medicare for All, Progressives Respond With the Facts   https://www.desertsun.com/story/opinion/contributors/valley-voice/2018/12/23/interior-secretary-ryan-zinke-out-but-public-lands-fight-continues-valley-voice-matt-green/2393308002/ Headline: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving. Lands fights for public over profit continues.  

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