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November 8, 2019

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – November 8, 2019

Australia

 

https://www.9news.com.au/national/sa-nurses-to-rally-over-pay-and-conditions/c9b9bb2d-e94a-42ba-9e37-5aed9d695423

Headline: SA nurses to rally over pay and conditions

 

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-06/staff-shortages-shellharbour-hospital/11676108

Headline: NSW nurses fear for their safety as mental health unit faces staffing crisis, union says

 

https://www.tenterfieldstar.com.au/story/6474553/nurses-very-distressed-after-death-calls-for-urgent-rural-inquiry/?cs=1514

Headline: Tenterfield hospital death has nurses ‘very distressed’; calls for general inquiry

 

https://www.smh.com.au/national/staggering-neglect-calls-to-bring-nursing-home-staffing-levels-in-line-with-childcare-centres-20191101-p536il.html

Headline: ‘Staggering’ neglect: calls to bring nursing home staffing levels in line with childcare centres

 

https://www.transcontinental.com.au/story/6470729/nurses-and-midwives-rally-outside-port-augusta-hospital/

Headline: Nurses and midwives rally outside Port Augusta Hospital

 

https://www.naracoorteherald.com.au/story/6466850/healthcare-staff-call-for-action/

Headline: Healthcare staff call for action

 

https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6467628/union-confident-in-tastafe-nursing-courses/

Headline: ANMF Tasmania expresses confidence in TasTAFE nursing courses

 

https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6468888/unacceptable-situation-facing-states-hospitals-has-only-gotten-worse-acem/

Headline: ACEM, ANMF call for statewide hospital solutions amid ‘unacceptable situation’

 

https://www.whyallanewsonline.com.au/story/6468764/nurses-midwives-rally-for-safe-staffing-photos/

Headline: Nurses, midwives rally for safe staffing | PHOTOS

 

 

Canada

 

https://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2019/11/05/battle-laid-off-nurses-reaches-queens-park/

Headline: Battle over laid-off nurses reaches Queens Park

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/6130368/alberta-nurses-connect-care-launch/

Headline: Alberta nurses ‘very stressed’ on Day 3 of Connect Care launch: ‘There’s some issues’

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-public-unions-fights-ucp-budget-cuts-1.5349076

Headline: Alberta’s public unions prep for a fight, whether in the streets or the courts

 

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/ndp-calls-for-government-plan-following-report-of-saskatoon-hospital-death

Headline: NDP calls for government plan following Saskatoon hospital death

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/6136877/patient-died-saskatoon-hospital-overcapacity/

Headline: Patient died from Saskatoon hospital overcapacity crisis: nurses’ union

 

https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/chaos-inside-of-the-system-hospital-overcapacity-issues-led-to-patient-death-sask-nurses-union-says-1.4673973

Headline: ‘Chaos inside of the system’: Hospital overcapacity issues led to patient death, Sask. nurses’ union says

 

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/extremely-frustrating-winnipeg-s-two-largest-hospital-seeing-increase-in-ambulance-diversions-1.4676062

Headline: ‘Extremely frustrating’: Winnipeg’s two largest hospital seeing increase in ambulance diversions

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/nurses-layoffs-windsor-wechu-1.5344281

Headline: Health unit nurses handed layoff notices in Windsor

 

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-nurses-mobilize-against-forced-overtime-1.4673211

Headline: Quebec nurses mobilize against forced overtime

 

https://lactualite.com/actualites/la-fiq-demande-une-autre-journee-sans-temps-supplementaire-obligatoire/

Titre: La FIQ demande une autre journée sans temps supplémentaire obligatoire

Headline: FIQ demands day without mandatory overtime

 

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/this-is-new-for-us-ottawa-outaouais-feeling-the-pinch-of-nursing-shortages

Headline: ‘This is new for us’: Ottawa, Outaouais feeling the pinch of nursing shortages

 

https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/hsn-nurse-stabbing-gelinas-says-she-knows-first-hand-how-violent-health-care-can-get-1777929

Headline: HSN nurse stabbing: Gélinas says she knows first-hand how violent health care can get

 

https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/hsn-nurse-stabbing-gelinas-says-she-knows-first-hand-how-violent-health-care-can-get-1777929

Headline: HSN nurse stabbing: Gélinas says she knows first-hand how violent health care can get

 

https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/sante/201910/26/01-5247065-sit-in-dinfirmieres-a-lhopital-maisonneuve-rosemont.php

Titre: Sit-in d’infirmières à l’hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

Headline: Sit-in by nurses at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

 

https://www.rcinet.ca/fr/2019/10/29/federation-autonome-de-lenseignement-faefederation-interprofessionnelle-de-la-sante-du-quebec-fiqpenurie-main-doeuvre-au-quebec-salaires-des-enseignants-au-quebec-infirmiers-et-temps-su/

Titre: Enseignants et infirmiers du Québec exigent de meilleures conditions de travail

Headline: Quebec teachers and nurses demand better working conditions

 

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/nurses-union-files-labour-relations-board-complaint-over-new-government-mandate

Headline: Nurses union files labour relations board complaint over new government mandate

 

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/government-will-seek-two-per-cent-wage-cuts-from-broad-swath-of-public-sector-workers

Headline: Government will seek two per cent wage cuts from broad swath of public sector workers

 

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/provincial-decision-to-shift-billions-in-pension-funds-has-union-reps-up-in-arms

Headline: Unions blast provincial decision to shift billions in public sector pension funds

 

https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/pay-hikes-in-alberta-public-sector-could-mean-further-job-cuts-finance-minister-2/

Headline: Pay hikes in Alberta public sector could mean further job cuts: finance minister

 

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/10/plan-roll-back-alberta-public-employees-pay-no-surprise-seems

Headline: Plan to roll back Alberta public employees’ pay is no surprise but seems unexpectedly inept

 

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/canada/provincial-decision-to-shift-billions-in-pension-funds-has-union-reps-up-in-arms-368615/

Headline: Unions blast provincial decision to shift billions in public sector pension funds

 

https://chatnewstoday.ca/2019/10/28/hospital-workers-to-hit-picket-lines-today/

Headline: Hospital workers to hit picket lines today

 

https://thestarphoenix.com/sponsored/news-sponsored/collaboration-and-teamwork-improve-patient-outcomes

Headline: Chronic understaffing is eroding patient care: Sask Union of Nurses

 

 

Dominican Republic

 

https://listindiario.com/la-republica/2019/11/06/590214/gremio-de-salud-convoca-a-paros-en-los-hospitales-este-jueves

Titular: Gremio de salud convoca a paros en los hospitales este jueves

Headline: Health worker union calls for strike in hospitals this Thursday

 

https://cdn.com.do/2019/11/07/gremios-de-enfermeria-paralizan-durante-24-horas-labores-en-hospitales/

Titular: Gremios de enfermería paralizan durante 24 horas labores en hospitales

Headline: Nursing unions strike for 24 hours in hospitals

 

https://cdn.com.do/2019/11/06/gremios-de-enfermeria-realizaran-paro-nacional-este-jueves-en-hospitales/

Titular: Gremios de enfermería realizarán paro nacional este jueves en hospitales

Headline: Nurses union will carry out national strike this Thursday in hospitals

 

https://elnuevodiario.com.do/acusan-al-gobierno-de-discriminar-una-parte-de-los-trabajadores-del-sector-salud/

Titular: Acusan al Gobierno de discriminar una parte de los trabajadores del sector salud

Headline: Government accused of discriminating against some workers in the health sector

 

 

Honduras

 

https://hch.tv/2019/10/30/luego-de-nuevo-acuerdo-enfermeras-auxiliares-abortan-acciones-anunciadas-para-este-jueves/

Titular: Luego de nuevo acuerdo, Enfermeras Auxiliares abortan acciones anunciadas para este jueves

Headline: Following new agreement, Auxiliary Nurses cancel actions announced for Thursday

 

 

Ireland

 

https://www.thesun.ie/news/4739321/inmo-patients-beds-ireland-hospitals/

Headline: ‘SIMPLY OBSCENE’ INMO reveal 679 patients waiting without beds in Ireland’s hospitals – second-highest figure ever recorded

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/numbers-on-hospital-trolleys-reach-highest-level-this-year-say-nurses-1.4073073

Headline: Numbers on hospital trolleys reach highest level this year, say nurses

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/nearly-650-people-on-trolleys-waiting-for-hospital-beds-says-inmo-1.4074239

Headline: Nearly 650 people on trolleys waiting for hospital beds, says INMO

 

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/martin-cuh-staff-admit-patients-will-die-due-to-overcrowding-962369.html

Headline: Martin: CUH staff admit patients will die due to overcrowding

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/new-hse-staff-not-allowed-to-work-due-to-recruitment-ban-tds-claim-1.4073525

Headline: New HSE staff ‘not allowed’ to work due to recruitment ban, TDs claim

 

https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2019/1106/1089074-hospital-overcrowding-leaders-questions/

Headline: Govt’s response to hospital overcrowding ‘detached’ – Martin

 

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/trolley-toll-hits-yearly-high-as-hospitals-face-bedblocking-crisis-38665956.html

Headline: Trolley toll hits yearly high as hospitals face ‘bed-blocking’ crisis

 

https://connachttribune.ie/uhg-third-most-overcrowded-hospital-today/

Headline: UHG third most overcrowded hospital today

 

https://www.newstalk.com/news/11400-people-trolleys-october-hospital-overcrowding-920041

Headline: Over 11,400 people on trolleys during worst October for hospital overcrowding

 

https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2019/1029/1086215-hospital-figures/

Headline: INMO says 567 patients waiting for hospital beds

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/this-has-been-the-worst-ever-october-for-hospital-overcrowding-say-nurses-1.4068025

Headline: This has been the worst ever October for hospital overcrowding, say nurses

 

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/low-staffing-blamed-as-107-children-hit-by-trolley-crisis-38650966.html

Headline: Low staffing blamed as 107 children hit by trolley crisis

 

http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=26890

Headline: 11,000+ on hospital trolleys in October

 

 

Kenya

 

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001348439/nurses-sue-cog-over-new-scheme

Headline: Nurses sue CoG over new pension scheme

 

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001347868/equipment-idle-as-counties-pay-millions-in-shadowy-pact

Headline: Equipment idle as counties pay millions in shadowy pact

 

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001348226/kakamega-county-to-hire-183-health-workers

Headline: Kakamega county to hire 183 health workers

 

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ktnnews/video/2000179368/knun-secretary-general-opposes-formation-of-new-body-new-pensions-body-to-be-under-county

Headline: KNUN SECRETARY GENERAL OPPOSES FORMATION OF NEW BODY, NEW PENSIONS BODY TO BE UNDER COUNTY

 

 

New Zealand

 

http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/4366686-135/award-winning-nurse

Headline: Award-winning nurse

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/117050102/lack-of-staff-and-lack-of-beds-in-hospitals-resulting-in-delays-and-extremely-overworked-staff

Headline: Lack of staff and lack of beds in hospitals resulting in delays and ‘extremely overworked’ staff

 

 

Philippines

 

https://www.philstar.com/opinion/2019/10/28/1963844/nurses-exodus

Headline: Nurses’ exodus

 

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/10/27/1963660/doh-no-salary-raise-nurses-2020

Headline: DOH: No salary raise for nurses in 2020

 

 

Portugal

 

https://observador.pt/2019/10/26/hospital-garcia-de-orta-diz-que-urgencia-pediatrica-pode-normalizar-daqui-a-seis-meses/

Manchete: Hospital Garcia de Orta diz que urgência pediátrica pode normalizar “daqui a seis meses”

Headline: Garcia de Orta Hospital says pediatric emergency room can normalize “in six months”

 

 

South Africa

 

https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/kwazulu-natal/kzn-hospital-security-our-fears-have-been-ignored-36749086

Headline: KZN hospital security: ‘Our fears have been ignored’

 

https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/budget/nurses-association-defends-public-sector-wage-bill-in-mtbps-wish-list-36230249

Headline: Nurses’ association defends public sector wage bill in MTBPS wish list

 

 

Spain

 

https://www.lanzadigital.com/castilla-la-mancha/satse-reclama-al-sescam-mas-enfermeras-para-que-la-gripe-no-genere-desatencion-colapsos-y-caos/

Titular: SATSE reclama al Sescam más enfermeras para que la gripe no genere desatención, colapsos y caos

Headline: SATSE demands more nurses from Sescam so that the flu does not generate neglect, collapse and chaos

 

https://www.redaccionmedica.com/secciones/enfermeria/-si-no-se-contratan-enfermeras-para-la-campana-de-la-gripe-habra-colapsos–4278

Titular: “Si no se contratan enfermeras para la campaña de la gripe, habrá colapsos”

Headline: “If nurses are not hired for the flu campaign, there will be collapses”

 

https://noticia.do/enfermeras-paralizan-labores-en-hospitales/

Titular: Enfermeras paralizan labores en hospitales

Headline: Nurses strike in hospitals

 

https://www.diariojaen.es/jaen/satse-denuncia-una-enfermera-para-49-pacientes-en-el-materno-infantil-KY6427914

Titular: Satse denuncia una enfermera para 49 pacientes en el Materno-Infantil

Headline: Satse denounces 1 nurse per 49 patient ratio in maternity ward

 

https://www.eldiadecordoba.es/cordoba/Satse-reforzar-personal-Cordoba-gripe_0_1404759644.html

Titular: Satse exige reforzar el personal de los centros de salud de Córdoba ante la campaña de la gripe

Headline: Satse demands reinforcements for personnel at health centers in Córdoba before the flu campaign

 

https://www.lavanguardia.com/local/sevilla/20191031/471304711677/satse-detecta-falta-de-matronas-suficientes-en-el-virgen-del-rocio-por-la-ausencia-de-contratacion.html

Titular: Satse detecta “falta de matronas” suficientes en el Virgen del Rocío por la “ausencia de contratación”

Headline: Satse finds a “lack of midwives” at Virgen del Rocío due to the “absence of hirings”

 

https://www.diariodejerez.es/jerez/recortes-planitlla-hospital-Jerez-protestas_0_1405659602.html

Titular: Los recortes de plantilla en el hospital de Jerez sacan de nuevo a trabajadores y sindicatos a la calle

Headline: Staff cuts at Jerez hospital take workers and unions back to the street

 

https://www.zamora24horas.com/texto-diario/mostrar/1611861/satse-castilla-leon-ayuda-2000-enfermeras-lograr-reconocimiento-carrera-profesional

Titular: SATSE Castilla y León ayuda a más de 2.000 enfermeras a lograr el reconocimiento de la carrera profesional

Headline: SATSE Castilla and León helps more than 2,000 nurses to achieve professional career recognition

 

 

United Kingdom

 

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2019/11/07/nurses-vote-to-go-on-strike-in-row-over-pay-and-staff-shortages/

Headline: Nurses vote to go on strike in row over pay and staff shortages

 

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/health/ni-nurses-vote-to-strike-for-first-time-in-103-years-1-9134232

Headline: NI nurses vote to strike for first time in 103 years

 

https://www.nursinginpractice.com/professional/strike-action-northern-ireland-nurse

Headline: Strike action may go ahead in Northern Ireland after nurse vote

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50348000

Headline: Talks over NI nurses pay strike end without agreement

 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/policies-and-guidance/exclusive-cut-racism-out-of-nhs-patient-contract-urges-diversity-champion-08-11-2019/

Headline: Exclusive: Cut racism out of NHS patient contract, urges diversity champion

 

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2019-10-28/guernsey-nurses-vote-to-reject-pay-offer/

Headline: Guernsey nurses vote to reject pay offer

 

https://nursingnotes.co.uk/6000-extra-hospital-beds-urgently-needed-avoid-aecorridor-careaewinter/

Headline: Up to 6,000 extra hospital beds urgently needed to avoid ‘unsafe corridor care’ this winter

 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/hospital/more-nurses-needed-to-meet-winter-demand-experts-warn-30-10-2019/

Headline: More nurses needed to meet winter demand, experts warn

 

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/midwife-nurse-shortage-mid-yorkshire-hospitals-nhs-trust-pontefract-hospital-friarwood-birth-centre-142737488.html

Headline: Midwife shortage forces an NHS hospital in Yorkshire ‘to shut its doors for almost a year’

 

 

United States

 

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Patient-crisis-obscured-by-cost-talk-on-Medicare-14588941.php

Headline: Patient crisis obscured by cost talk on Medicare for All

 

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/03/18827812.php

Headline: Large-Scale Rally by National Nurses United in Support of Medicare for All

 

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/05/18827861.php

Headline: Nurses Lead Protest at Pelosi’s Office After She Says “Not a Big Fan of Medicare For All”

 

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/07/18827922.php

Headline: Pelosi Opponent “Not a Big Fan of 30 million Americans Not Having Healthcare”

 

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/05/huge-moment-movement-los-angeles-city-council-approves-resolution-favor-medicare-all

Headline: ‘A Huge Moment for the Movement’: Los Angeles City Council Approves Resolution in Favor of Medicare for All

 

https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2019/11/04/newsoms-labor-base-starts-to-fracture-in-first-year-1225937

Headline: Newsom has an organized labor problem

 

https://medium.com/@nationalnurses/at-what-cost-fb7cdbede6f

Headline: At What Cost?

 

http://www.dclabor.org/home/dc-health-justice-coalition-demands-full-service-high-quality-healthcare

Headline: DC HEALTH JUSTICE COALITION DEMANDS FULL-SERVICE, HIGH-QUALITY HEALTHCARE

 

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-resources/maine-hospital-nurses-call-for-24-hour-security-after-patient-assaults.html

Headline: Maine hospital nurses call for 24-hour security after patient assaults

 

https://mainebeacon.com/nurses-shine-light-on-low-wages-vacancies-at-northern-light-hospital/

Headline: Nurses shine light on low wages, vacancies at Northern Light hospital

 

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-desk/article/21094252/
uncertainty-plagues-the-only-hospital-in-southeast-dc

Headline: Uncertainty Plagues the Only Hospital in Southeast D.C.

 

https://medium.com/@NNUBonnie/video-my-hero-ady-barkan-and-i-discuss-health-care-as-a-human-right-f4548c8e9751

Headline: Video: My hero Ady Barkan and I discuss health care as a human right

 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/10/29/what-algorithms-tell-us-about-structural-racism-health-care

Headline: What Algorithms Tell Us About Structural Racism in Health Care

 

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/an-algorithm-treatment-to-white-patients-over-sicker-black-ones-2019-10

Headline: New York is investigating UnitedHealth’s use of a medical algorithm that steered black patients away from getting higher-quality care

 

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/sonomacounty/10246666-181/adventist-health-st-joseph-california-joint-venture

Headline: California attorney general stymies proposed joint venture by St. Joseph Health, Adventist Health

 

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Bay-Area-political-events-Rich-people-and-taxes-14574907.php

Headline: Bay Area political events: Medicare for All, Trump’s immigration policies

 

http://www.startribune.com/safety-in-numbers-moose-lake-hospital-joins-essentia-health/564162282/

Headline: Safety in numbers: Moose Lake hospital joins Essentia Health

 

https://www.keyc.com/2019/10/31/mchs-nurses-site-workplace-violence-contract-talks-stall/

Headline: MCHS nurses cite workplace violence as contract talks stall

 

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/10/27/news/hancock/nurses-want-more-security-at-ellsworth-hospital-after-multiple-assaults-by-patients/

Headline: Nurses want more security at Ellsworth hospital after multiple assaults by patients

 

https://wgme.com/news/local/nurses-want-more-security-at-maine-hospital-after-multiple-assaults-by-patients

Headline: Nurses want more security at Maine hospital after multiple assaults by patients

 

https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/featured/nurses-rally-over-safety-concerns/

Headline: Nurses rally over safety concerns

 

https://washingtoninformer.com/residents-push-gray-to-fully-fund-umc/

Headline: Residents Push Gray to Fully Fund UMC

 

 

Venezuela

 

https://kaosenlared.net/venezuela-enfermeros-van-a-paro-el-proximo-30-de-octubre-audio/ 

Titular: Venezuela. Enfermeros van a paro el próximo 30 de octubre (Audio)

Headline: Venezuela. Nurses go on strike October 30 (Audio)

 

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