Nurses and midwives challenge O’Farrell Government’s ‘attack’ on wages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association members around the state have spoken of their dissatisfaction with the O’Farrell Government’s proposed wage cuts

    • Proposed changes to Nurses’ State Award 2011 and Crown Employees Nurses’ State Award 2011
    • Nurses and Midwives coordinate day of action to oppose changes

NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members around the state have challenged the latest Liberal and National Coalition’s application to vary the Crown Employees Award.


“The NSWNMA is fully across what the State Government is trying to do with this application against public servants and it will vigorously oppose this unjustified attack on the income and rights of NSW wage and salary earners …”

 

The two nursing awards immediately under question are: Nurses’ (Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care) (State) Award 2011 and Crown Employees Nurses’ (State) Award 2011.

On Monday 8 October, NSWNMA members gathered around the State in opposition to the O’Farrell Government’s attempt to reduce the incomes of employees such as nurses and midwives and their support staff, public servants, disability nurses and a range of other people such as police officers, firefighters and school teachers.

Brett Holmes, general secretary of NSWNMA, stated, “the full extend of what Mr O’Farrell is trying to do has become much clearer in recent days.

In closing, Holmes stated, “The NSWNMA is fully across what the State Government is trying to do with this application against public servants and it will vigorously oppose this unjustified attack on the income and rights of NSW wage and salary earners, including nurses and midwives in disability services.”

To visit the Nurses and Midwives’ Association website, please see: http://anf.org.au/

 

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