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November 25, 2019

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – November 22, 2019


Headline: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation demands answers on clinic closures from NT Health

Headline: Kick the profiteers out of aged care

Headline: ‘Come any closer and you’re dead’: Woman jailed for attacking nurse, cop

Headline: Teacher ‘faced charges’ for accessing exam papers to help daughter study




Headline: Opinion: Hands off our retirement funds, say Alberta union leaders

Headline: Public sector workers protest funding cuts, Bill 22

Headline: Nurses rally against UCP’s pension changes

Headline: Joint rally protests Alberta Budget 2019 post-secondary cuts and changes

Headline: Public sector workers protest funding cuts, Bill 22

Headline: Bundle of Joy returns to collect baby items for Regina families in need

Headline: Nurses refuse mandatory overtime in second day of protest

Titre: Une autre journée sans temps supplémentaire pour les infirmières

Headline: Another day without overtime for nurses

Titre: L’Outaouais peine à garder ses infirmières, bien qu’elle en forme toujours autant

Headline: Outaouais struggles to keep nurses, although it is in good form

Headline: Opinion: If you want to reduce nurses’ overtime, hire more nurses

Titre: Les employés de la santé deux fois plus à risque de se blesser au travail

Headline: Health workers twice as likely to get injured at work

Titre: Temps supplémentaire: des infirmières de Québec à bout de souffle

Headline: Extra time: Quebec nurses gasping for breath

Headline: ‘Extremely concerned’: Protesters decry Ontario health-care cuts, changes

Headline: Nursing shortage has ‘really escalated,’ says president of P.E.I. Nurses Union



Dominican Republic

Titular: Enfermeras y bionalistas vuelven a paralizar labores en San Juan por incumplimiento de acuerdos

Headline: Nurses and bio-analysts again strike in San Juan over breach of contract




Headline: UHG third most overcrowded hospital in the country today

Headline: Overcrowding crisis in LUH branded ‘f***ing ridiculous’

Headline: No beds for 300 patients at Naas Hospital in October

Headline: Patients Could Die Due To Hospital Overcrowding

Headline: Cork University Hospital denied extra funding to ease overcrowding

Headline: HSE publishes plan for addressing hospital overcrowding this winter

Headline: INMO: ‘Impossible’ to staff additional beds included in HSE Winter Plan due to ‘recruitment pause’

Headline: Public health nurses in Galway warn services face emergency closure due to staff shortages

Headline: HSE to launch winter plan as nurses say recruitment restrictions crippling service

Headline: 5,522 without beds at University Hospital Waterford so far this year

Headline: Current recruitment pause in the HSE is crippling the health service – INMO

Headline: Patients on trolleys exceeds 100,000 this year

Headline: Nursing services in Galway ‘face closure’ due to staff shortages

Headline: More than 600 on hospital trolleys, says INMO

Headline: Trolley figures reveal true crisis in health services, says Crowe

Headline: Continued Recruitment Pause Is “Soul Destroying” For Hospital Staff

Headline: UHG second most overcrowded hospital again today

Headline: Nurses insist HSE’s €26m winter boost is useless without extra staff




Headline: Taita-Taveta health workers call off strike

Headline: Kenyan Health Workers Resume Strike After Government Fails to Honour Promises

Headline: How City Hall averted planned strike by nurses and clinical officers–clinical-officers/1954174-5347788-i7mnbgz/index.html

Headline: City Hall promotes nurses, clinical officers to avert strike



New Zealand

Headline: Wairoa to be one-practice town as DHB closes primary care clinic

Headline: SCDHB rates highly on implementation of care programme at Timaru Hospital

Headline: Nurses furious about DHB Wairoa decision

Headline: Hawke’s Bay DHB defends decision to close Wairoa Health Care Centre

Headline: Canterbury health board has the country’s highest rate of staff taking sick leave

Headline: Auckland DHB sees rise in bullying, harassment complaints




Titular: Funcionarios del Hospital de San Juan denuncian descuentos compulsivos de salarios

Headline: San Juan Hospital officials denounce compulsory salary deductions

Titular: Continúa revisión por descuentos compulsivos en Hospital de San Juan

Headline: Review continues for compulsory deductions at San Juan Hospital




Manchete: Utentes exigem urgência pediátrica do Garcia de Orta “aberta de noite e dia”

Headline: Users demand Garcia de Orta pediatric ER remain “open night and day”

Manchete: Ministra garante que fecho da urgência pediátrica noturna no Garcia de Orta é temporário

Headline: Minister assures closure of night pediatric emergency in Garcia de Orta is temporary

Manchete: Edgar Santos vai manter-se na liderança do SEP no Alentejo

Headline: Edgar Santo will continue to lead SEP in Alentejo

Manchete: Utentes e deputados do PS exigem urgência pediátrica do Garcia de Orta “aberta de noite e dia”

Headline: PS users and MPs demand Garcia de Orta pediatric ER remain “open night and day”



South Korea

Headline: The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions organizes the National Workers’ Rally on November 9, 2019

Headline: Five day- long March to Stop Retrogressive Revision of Labor Law and to Reinstate Fired Workers

Headline: The Catholic University of Korea Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital ended 12 year-long struggle as a result of agreement reached between labor and management.




Titular: Satse denuncia «la presión laboral y enorme estrés» de las tres enfermeras de la cárcel de Soria

Headline: Satse denounces “labor pressure and enormous stress” on the three nurses at Soria prison

Titular: Satse reclama incrementar la plantilla de la Enfermería de la UCI del JRJ

Headline: Satse demands an increase to the nursing staff of the UCI at JRJ

Titular: Denuncian la falta de enfermeros en una cárcel de León: un sanitario atiende a 741 presos

Headline: Lack of nurses at León prison denounced: one health worker tends to 741 prisoners

Titular: Triple petición gubernamental para subir la categoría profesional enfermera

Headline: Three petitions to the government request an elevated professional category for nurses

Titular: SATSE demands access to partial and early retirement for nurses

Headline: SATSE reclama la jubilación parcial y anticipada para las enfermeras y enfermeros

Titular: SATSE reclama a la UE una norma sobre protección en el manejo de fármacos peligrosos

Headline: SATSE demands EU policy on safe handling of dangerous drugs

Titular: SATSE gana una sentencia que reconoce a una enfermera de Servicios Sociales la continuidad asistencial como tiempo trabajado

Headline: SATSE wins decision that recognizes Social Service nurses’ continuity of care as time worked

Titular: Satse reclama enfermeras en todos los colegios para atender mejor a los niños y jóvenes con diabetes

Headline: Satse demands nurses in all schools to better serve children and youth with diabetes

Titular: Satse León alcanza los 1.600 afiliados por primera vez en su historia

Headline: Satse León reaches 1,600 affiliates for the first time in its history

Titular: Satse afirma que las residencias de mayores públicas de León trabajan bajo mínimos más de 255 días al año

Headline: Satse says that León nursing homes operate below minimum staff levels more than 255 days a year



United Kingdom

Headline: Calls to scrap ‘immoral’ NHS fee for foreign staff

Headline: Northern Ireland surgery cancellations ‘no surprise’

Headline: Plans to further increase NHS fee for overseas nurses criticised

Headline: Unite’s health workers to vote on industrial action

Headline: 5% pay rise for nurses if Labour elected

Headline: Nurses ‘overwhelmingly’ vote to take strike action

Headline: Royal College of Nursing: We have spoken…now health bosses must respond quickly

Headline: Royal College of Nursing Council approves December dates for industrial action and strike action in Northern Ireland

Headline: Nurses to strike for the first time in December

Headline: Second union votes in favour of strike action in Northern Ireland

Headline: Call for more student nurse placements in Welsh care homes

Headline: Irish nurses’ strike leader supports NI nurses’ action

Headline: RCN highlights ‘crucial’ role of nurses in letter to political leaders



United States

Headline: House passes workplace violence prevention bill

Headline: Black eyes, bruised limbs and concussions: Why nurses say going into work is like ‘walking into a war zone’

Headline: House approves nurse-pushed workplace violence bill

Headline: Major Nurses’ Union Backs Bernie Sanders and His Push for ‘Medicare for All’

Headline: Nurses’ Union Endorses Bernie Sanders For President

Headline: Oakland Nurses Endorse Sanders as He Pitches Medicare for All

Headline: Weekend With Bernie. Details on Sanders’ Fresno Campaign Stop.

Headline: National Nurses United backs Bernie Sanders

Headline: Bernie Sanders to receive endorsement from nurses union group

Headline: Citing Deep Commitment to Medicare for All and Green New Deal, Nation’s Largest Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Headline: Citing Medicare for All, National Nurses United endorses Sanders – again

Headline: National Nurses United Endorse Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Presidential Bid

Headline: Sanders lands endorsement from nurses union

Headline: ‘What Momentum Looks Like’: Sanders Becomes Fastest Presidential Candidate in History to Reach 4 Million Individual Donations

Headline: Support For Cisneros’ Campaign To Unseat Anti-Worker Incumbent

Headline: Nurses, U of C Medical Center Prepare for Possible Walkout

Headline: World Federation of Trade Unions and Canadian Labour Congress denounce Bolivian coup

Headline: Long Beach nurses rally to address understaffed hospital, call for MemorialCare leadership to settle contract

Headline: My Word: CNA, NUHW forces for good

Headline: ‘It Was Chaotic’: Fight Puts North Memorial Medical Center On Lockdown

Headline: Brawl at suburban Twin Cities hospital ER

Headline: MD Anderson safety struggles show pressures on nurses

Headline: Nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center Authorize Strike

Headline: U Of Chicago Hospital Nurses Set To Strike Again Nov. 26

Headline: The Health 202: U.S. to lose thousands of health-care workers if ‘dreamers’ must leave

Headline: AFL-CIO President Trumka and other union leaders condemn Bolivian coup

Headline: Protesters Demand Congressional Reps Support Medicare for All

Headline: U Of Chicago Nurses Could Soon Hit The Picket Line Again

Headline: Group of workers picket in front of Shasta Regional Medical Center

Headline: Group of workers picket in front of Shasta Regional Medical Center

Headline: 50 Organizations Send Letter to Gov. Newsom Calling for PG&E Public Takeover

Headline: Foreseen service cutbacks at Napa Valley hospital among concerns in Adventist Health-St. Joseph Health pact

Headline: The Medicare-for-All Real Deal


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