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Global Nurses United News Round-Up – May 5, 2019


Headline: Nurses call for flu clinic to open in Tasmania to take pressure off the Royal Hobart Hospital

Headline: A whole new world: how WWI brought new skills and professions back to Australia

Headline: Australian Greens raise possibility of Launceston General Hospital funding

Headline: Childcare workers just the start

Headline: How to boost wages for female-dominated industries

Headline: Sixty groups fighting to overturn NSW’s archaic abortion laws


Headline: Aged care resident ratios

Headline: Mums push for more at Theodore Hospital




Headline: Quebec nurses rally across province to end forced overtime

Titre: Les compressions en science infirmiere: un <<pas en arriere>> pour le syndicat

Headline: Nursing cuts: a “step backward” for the union

Titre: Heures supplémentaires obligatoires : la FIQ conteste la décision du Tribunal du travail

Headline: Mandatory overtime: FIQ challenges the decision of the Labor Court

Titre: Des médecins mettent en garde contre la menace climatique sur la santé

Headline: Doctors warn of climate threat to health

Titre: Climat, santé et Hydro-Québec

Headline: Climate, health and Hydro-Québec

Titre: Pour en finir avec la surveillance des « superinfirmières » par les médecins

Headline: End the supervision of “super nurses” by doctors

Headline: Many more lobbyists hired to stop pharmacare

Headline: Thousands descend on Queen’s Park to protest Ontario healthcare changes

Headline: Striking public health nurses return to bargaining table next week

Headline: Nurses on strike set to meet with health unit

Headline: Striking nurses warn of infectious diseases, other community health risks

Headline: Unprecedented Health Action Day Calls on Doug Ford to Halt Health Privatization Plans

Headline: Jarvis: Where is the sense of urgency in ending strike by public health nurses?

Headline: Health mergers bad news for the North: critics

Headline: Nurses union and AHS face off over competing leave priorities

Headline: Nurses chant for care, not cuts, as Manitoba forges ahead with health-care overhaul

Headline: Manitoba examining health care plan to ensure changes are viable

Headline: Nurses union shocked by funding cuts to university nursing programs

Headline: New Brunswick nursing program cuts a ‘bit premature’: union president

Headline: Son at a loss for answers after Caraquet senior with stage 4 bedsore dies

Headline: Nurses union offers temporary solution to overtime dispute with health authority

Headline: Nova Scotia Health Authority backpedals on changes to overtime pay — for now

Headline: Nurses call foul on overtime pay issue

Headline: Here are some things you can do to reduce health-care provider burnout

Headline: NDP calling for more hires in hospitals, long-term care homes



Dominican Republic

Titular: SNS anuncia fortalecerá 20 hospitales y 29 policlínicas que pertenecían al IDSS

Headline: SNS announces the strengthening of 20 hospitals and 29 polyclinics that belonged to the IDSS




Headline: Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute

Headline: INMO members accept proposals to resolve dispute over pay and staff shortages

Headline: Trolley figures exceeded 10,000 last month

Headline: Record Levels Of Overcrowding At University Hospital Limerick

Headline: Nurses’ ballot paves way for €100 weekly boost in pay, allowances

Headline: Nurses are ‘underdog of healthcare’ – INMO president

Headline: Some elective procedures postponed due to overcrowding at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe

Headline: Over 1,300 lost bed nights in Kilkenny hospital adds to pressure




Headline: Government backtracks on pay increase plan

Headline: No increase in minimum wage this Labour Day



New Zealand

Headline: Sixty per cent of Waikato DHB staffers have seen bullying at work: survey

Headline: Experts say mental health patients not to blame for a rise in violence in hospitals

Headline: NEWS CLIP | Kerri Nuku – greater support for midwives welcomed




Manchete: Sindicato de Enfermeiros acusa PSD e CDS de “preferirem professores” a outros profissionais

Headline: Nurses Union accuses PSD and CDS of “preferring teachers” to other professionals

Manchete: Administração do Garcia de Orta compromete-se com contratação direta de 3 pediatras

Headline: Garcia de Orta’s administration commits itself to hiring 3 pediatricians

Manchete: PCP questiona governo sobre problemas no Hospital de Lagos

Headline: PCP questions government over problems at Lagos Hospital



South Africa

Headline: Denosa Warns Easter Traffic Accidents Could Put Strain On Rural Health Services

Headline: Limpopo trains nurses, but ‘too broke’ to employ them




Titular: Cermi respalda la Ley que garantizará la seguridad en la atención sanitaria a los pacientes

Headline: Cermi supports law that will guarantee health care security of patients

Titular: Satse afirma que el Plan de Primaria es un “gesto político” propiciado por las elecciones

Headline: Satse says that the Primary Plan is a “political gesture” to win favor in the elections

Titular: Satse denuncia que los profesionales de Enfermería “siguen siendo los más agredidos” en la sanidad gallega

Headline: Satse decries that nurses “are still the most attacked” in Galician healthcare

Titular: Enfermería teme que la falta de personal aumente en verano

Headline: Nurses fear a lack of increased staff in summer

Titular: Dos de cada cinco enfermeros del área viguesa: temporales y sin permisos

Headline: Two out of every five nurses in the Vigo area: temporary and without a license

Titular: 1.000 reclamaciones en una semana: “Las enfermeras estamos asfixiadas”

Headline: 1,000 demands in a week: “Nurses are suffocating”

Titular: SATSE reclama en el Juzgado la apertura de la bolsa de Enfermería y Fisioterapia del INGESA

Headline: SATSE demands court opens the INGESA Nursing and Physiotherapy Exchange

Titular: El SATSE denuncia la “opacidad” del plan para reducir las listas de espera

Headline: SATSE denounces the “opaqueness” of the plan to reduce waiting lists

Titular: Osakidetza y la mayoría sindical acuerdan mejoras laborales para los trabajadores de emergencias

Headline: Osakidetza and union majority agree on labor improvements for emergency workers

Titular: Denuncian falta de enfermeras en los quirófanos de Juaneda

Headline: Lack of nurses in Juaneda operating rooms denounced

Titular: Satse pide más enfermeras y fisioterapeutas y reducir la ratio de pacientes

Headline: Satse demands more nurses and physiotherapists and a reduction in patient ratios



United Kingdom

Headline: Scotland passes landmark law on safe staffing for NHS and social care

Headline: Health secretary urged to address gender pay gap in nursing

Headline: RCN chief tells Select Committee nurse staffing crisis in England requires legislation

Headline: Learning disability course cuts will have ‘devastating effect’ on patient care, warns RCN

Headline: More than 300 NHS nurses take their own lives in just seven years

Headline: RCN Scotland to push for district charge nurses not to carry a caseload

Headline: NHS workers are attacked 63 times very day, shocking new figures show

Headline: Why 150,000 nurses are fighting for “Medicare for All”

Headline: Demanding Medicare for All, Nurses Use Band-Aids to Plaster GoFundMe Pages to Big Pharma Headquarters

Headline: Nurses roll out Congressional blitz to win Medicare For All

Headline: Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union Rallies Outside of PhRMA Headquarters in Support of Medicare for All

Headline: ‘Medicare for All’ poised for its moment

Headline: Dying man to Congress: GoFundMe is not a health care plan

Headline: Ady Barkan makes a moral case for single payer at first-ever Medicare for All hearing

Headline: Newsom goes national with universal health care ads and not everyone is thrilled

Headline: ‘It happens every day’: SC hospital shootings highlight violence against health care workers

Headline: Growing ‘Medicare for all’ fears drive health stocks to tumble

Headline: A Big Hearing For ‘Medicare-For-All’ — In A Small Room

Headline: In the Bronx, AOC Advocates for a ‘VA for All’

Titular: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez se suma a la lucha por la salud de los veteranos

Headline: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins the fight for the health of veterans

Headline: Nurses spend Easter weekend helping migrants at Benedictine Monastery

Headline: VA privatization latest battleground for congressional rising stars

Headline: GOP lawmaker’s idiotic remark about nurses goes viral and backfires

Headline: May Day March, Rally and Action

Headline: Violence in the workplace need not be tolerated

Headline: Baton Rouge nurse’s death prompts medical workers nationwide to demand workplace safety

Headline: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez speaks at veteran care town hall

Headline: ‘Historic Step’ Toward Healthcare Justice as First-Ever Medicare for All Hearing Set for Next Week

Headline: U. of C. labor organizations demand recognition at May Day rally

Headline: Henry Mayo officials, nurses agree on new contract to avoid strike


Headline: We Just Remembered How to Strike

Headline: Take Action Now: Push the Medicare-for-All Bill Forward

Headline: Amazon and McDonald’s top ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of dangerous firms

Headline: Rally Set For Affordable Housing In Proposed Arlington Heights Development

Headline: AOC Defends an American Socialist Success: Veterans’ Health Care

Headline: Will patient limits help nurses but hurt hospitals?

Headline: Rep. Richmond should co-sponsor the Medicare for All Act

Headline: Garland protesters strive to elevate marginalized voices at sit-in

Headline: Fox Never Expected This—The Medicare for All Moment

Headline: “Sit-in for survivors” rallies against USC’s actions during ongoing scandal

Headline: Potential Strike Averted After Nurses Reach Tentative Deal With Henry Mayo