Industrial Action by NSWNMA

Action planned by nurses and midwives on 24 July.

NSW nurses and midwives are proposing to take industrial action next Wednesday, 24 July 2013, over the breakdown in their negotiations with the NSW Government to extend existing nurse-patient ratios. 

NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (‘NSWNMA’) workplace branches have been voting this week following a Special Delegates Meeting, with each branch to determine whether to join in the strike action, and then determining the extent and duration of such action on that day. 

A special general meeting is being held on that day at Sydney Olympic Park, which will recommend what further action may be proposed.

Accordingly, hospital and community services and activities may in part be disrupted on that day - especially in non-critical areas.  Life-preserving services will be maintained if any action is taken.  The NSWNMA is advising members not to get into arguments on the day, and to remain firm but polite.  This is good advice in such circumstances for all employees to follow. 

To check out further information on the reasons behind the proposed action, click on the below link.