Nurses congratulate ACTU President Sharan Burrow

Tuesday 23rd March, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation has congratulated ACTU President Sharan Burrow after she was nominated unopposed for an international union leadership position this week.

ANF Federal Secretary Ged Kearney said she wished Ms Burrow all the best as General Secretary of the Brussels-based International Trade Union Confederation.

“Sharan has done an extraordinary job for the ACTU, and I know she will continue to achieve great outcomes for workers on the international stage,” she said.

Ms Kearney, from Melbourne, is a registered nurse, with more than 15 years experience in general surgery and clinical education. She had been part of the leadership team at the ANF for the past six years. The ANF represents over 170,000 nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing, in the public and private health sectors.

Ms Kearney, 46, looks forward to nominating for the casual vacancy of ACTU President, a process expected to commence in the near future.

In the meantime Ms Kearney will focus on her role as ANF Federal Secretary.