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November 8, 2019

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


Headline: SA nurses to rally over pay and conditions

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

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

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

Headline: Nurses and midwives rally outside Port Augusta Hospital

Headline: Healthcare staff call for action

Headline: ANMF Tasmania expresses confidence in TasTAFE nursing courses

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

Headline: Nurses, midwives rally for safe staffing | PHOTOS




Headline: Battle over laid-off nurses reaches Queens Park

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

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

Headline: NDP calls for government plan following Saskatoon hospital death

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

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

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

Headline: Health unit nurses handed layoff notices in Windsor

Headline: Quebec nurses mobilize against forced overtime

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

Headline: FIQ demands day without mandatory overtime

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

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

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

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

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

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

Headline: Quebec teachers and nurses demand better working conditions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Headline: Hospital workers to hit picket lines today

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



Dominican Republic

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

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

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

Headline: Nursing unions strike for 24 hours in hospitals

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

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

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




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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Headline: UHG third most overcrowded hospital today

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

Headline: INMO says 567 patients waiting for hospital beds

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

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

Headline: 11,000+ on hospital trolleys in October




Headline: Nurses sue CoG over new pension scheme

Headline: Equipment idle as counties pay millions in shadowy pact

Headline: Kakamega county to hire 183 health workers




New Zealand

Headline: Award-winning nurse

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




Headline: Nurses’ exodus

Headline: DOH: No salary raise for nurses in 2020




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

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

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




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–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”

Titular: Enfermeras paralizan labores en hospitales

Headline: Nurses strike in hospitals

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

Headline: Talks over NI nurses pay strike end without agreement

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

Headline: Guernsey nurses vote to reject pay offer

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

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

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



United States

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

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

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

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

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

Headline: Newsom has an organized labor problem

Headline: At What Cost?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Headline: MCHS nurses cite workplace violence as contract talks stall

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

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

Headline: Nurses rally over safety concerns

Headline: Residents Push Gray to Fully Fund UMC




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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