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January 8, 2019

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


Headline: Aged care staff ratios ‘would save $2.6 billion’, study finds

Headline: New analysis indicates staffing ratios in aged care also provide economic benefits

Headline: Launceston General Hospital theatre nurses walk off the job over enterprise agreement negotiations

Headline: John Pollaers and ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler join forces to push Government for staffing ratios

Headline: Moruya nurses rally for more staff

Headline: Midwives beg for support as hospitals grapple with staff shortages

Headline: Right to health service will place nurses in ice-rage danger




Headline: Bolivia Rolls Out Universal Health Care To 5.8M Uninsured




Headline: Manitoba Nurses Union urges province to slow down on changes as OT surges at Grace

Headline: New illicit drug task force will look for ways to fight meth, opioid crisis in Manitoba

Headline: Overtime hours increase 77 per cent in Grace Hospital’s critical care unit

Headline: 2018 IN REVIEW: Big changes and more on the way for province’s healthcare system

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

Titre: Des urgences bondées et risquées pour les patients

Headline: Crowded and risky emergencies for patients



Dominican Republic

Titular: Enfermeras deploran falta de atención en hospitales

Headline: Nurses deplore lack of attention in hospitals




Titular: Ministerio de Salud trasladará a 5 mil empleados a renglón permanente

Headline: Ministry of Health will move 5 thousand employees to permanent status




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”

Titular: Enfermeras auxiliares anuncian asambleas informativas a partir del lunes

Headline: Auxiliary nurses announce informational assemblies as of Monday

Titular: Enfermeras auxiliares anuncian asambleas informativas para el 7 de enero del 2019

Headline: Auxiliary nurses announce informational assemblies for January 7, 2019




Headline: ‘WE’LL MAKE GOVT PAY’ Nurses and midwives to strike in New Year as INMO vote 95% in favour of industrial action

Headline: INMO votes for strike action over pay and staff shortages

Headline: GPs label HSE Service Plan a ‘disgrace’ which nurses claim has no funds for safe staffing levels

Headline: Nurses and midwives vote overwhelmingly to strike over pay

Headline: Up to 35 nurses unable to work over Christmas period due to work permit backlog

Headline: Strikes imminent as 95% of nurses and midwives back action over pay

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

Headline: 2018 was worst year on record for hospital overcrowding – INMO

Headline: Nurses and midwives say strikes could still go ahead

Headline: University Hospital Limerick was the worst for overcrowding last year




Headline: Nurses union issues six-week strike notice over unmet demands

Headline: KNUN threatens to call for a national-wide nurses’ strike

Headline: Mystery Ifmis account used to steal nurses cash



New Zealand

Headline: DHB’s turbulent year

Headline: Nurses protest after vandalism, break-ins at Middlemore Hospital staff car park

Headline: Whanganui news year in review: July 2018




Manchete: Sindicato dos Enfermeiros Portugueses marca greve de quatro dias em janeiro

Headline: Union of Portuguese Nurses marks four-day strike in January

Manchete: Sindicato dos Enfermeiros Portugueses ameaça voltar à greve em Janeiro

Headline: Union of Portuguese Nurses threatens strike again in January

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

Manchete: Enfermeiros do Centro exigem pontos para descongelar progressões na carreira

Headline: Center nurses demand a fix to unfreeze career advancement

Manchete: Sindicato diz que Governo admite criar categoria de enfermeiro especialista

Headline: Union says government concedes creations of new category of specialist nurse



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

Headline: WATCH: Thousands of nurses remain unemployed




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

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”

Titular: Satse Valencia continua con su campaña contra los servicios farmacéuticos asistenciales

Headline: Satse Valencia continues its campaign against the pharmaceutical care services

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

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

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”

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

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

Titular: También los enfermeros demandan más plazas

Headline: Nurses also demand more seats

Titular: Satse celebra que la gerencia del CHOP difunda el término “enfermera”

Headline: Satse celebrates that CHOP management disseminates the term “nurse”

Titular: “Serían necesarias 300 enfermeras más para llegar a la ratio segura”

Headline: “300 more nurses would be needed to reach the safe ratio”

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”

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

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’

Titular: El SERIS deberá resolver las solicitudes de Grado de Carrera Profesional

Headline: The SERIS must resolve applications for a Professional Career Degree

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

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

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

Titular: Satse urge al SAS a publicar los certificados profesionales

Headline: Satse urges SAS to publish professional certificates

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

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»

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

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

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

Headline: NHS will still be short of nurses in five years, Dalton warns

Headline: Thousands back nurses’ campaign to scrap parking charges as NHS staff forced to pay £2.7m a year in fees

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§ionIs=news&searchyear=2019

Headline: Hospitals ‘cashing in on the sick’



United States


Headline: The Best Strategy for the House Dems? Fight for Major Reforms.

Headline: Johns Hopkins wrote the rules on patient safety. But its hospitals don’t always follow them.

Headline: District Files Lawsuit in Providence Hospital Closure, Nurses Applaud City for Action

Headline: Judge denies District’s request to force Providence Hospital to stay open

Headline: Is it time for Medicare-for-all?

Headline: Where Does the Democratic Left Go From Here?

Headline: The House Will Have Just As Many Moderate Democrats As Progressives Next Year

Headline: St. Joseph management fires back at criticism over ‘excessive’ restraint use

Headline: St. Joseph Hospital speaks on possible citation for restraint use

Headline: Medicare for All is a Fight to Democratize the Economy

Headline: 2019: The Year of Medicare for All

Headline: Nurses Union Demands All 2020 Candidates Establish Strong Sexual Harassment, Pay Equity Policies

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

Headline: To See Who Stands With People Over Lobbyists, Progressive Campaign Pressures Democrats to Quickly Hold Vote on Medicare for All

Headline: Organized labor in California as 2019 begins

Headline: As Centrist Democrat Who Lost Reelection Attacks Medicare for All, Progressives Respond With the Facts

Headline: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving. Lands fights for public over profit continues.


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