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Minister must act to stop slashing of care hours

Thursday 13th July, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the Aged Care Minister to stop a national aged care provider from carrying out wide-ranging nursing cuts and underpaying other workers at its aged care facilities. Read more

Cue Loves Nurses - Offer for ANMF Members

Friday 7th July, 2017

Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) is an accreditation body working towards a more sustainable garment industry—one that values ethical business practices and the hands behind our clothes. The ECA program protects local garment workers who are often from migrant backgrounds and can be unaware of their rights as Australian workers. Our mission is to ensure that they receive their legal entitlements, work in safe conditions and are able to lead dignified lives. Read more

Politicians Get Hefty Pay Rises … While Workers Lose Their Penalty Rates

Saturday 1st July, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined the chorus of criticism over the hefty pay increases being handed out to federal politicians - on the same weekend that thousands of workers across three different sectors will have their all-important Sunday penalty rates cut. Read more

Surely it’s time for Government to fix aged care

Wednesday 21st June, 2017

The wide-ranging recommendations of a Senate Inquiry into Australia’s under-resourced aged care workforce should finally be enough for the Federal Government to take urgent action to introduce minimum nurse and staffing requirements in nursing homes, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Poor staffing in aged care resulting in abuse of elderly

Thursday 15th June, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time for the Government to fix the crisis in aged care, in the wake of a new damning report which contains disturbing evidence showing how the lack of minimum staffing regulations and appropriate skills mix has resulted in the abuse of elderly, vulnerable nursing home patients. Read more

FWC ruling not enough to close wages gap for nurses, midwives, carers

Tuesday 6th June, 2017

Today’s Fair Work Commission ruling to grant a 3.3 per cent increase in the minimum wage for Australia’s low-paid workers will do “precious little” to help nursing, midwifery and care staff on the national Nurses Award 2010 keep up with the rising cost of living, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2017

Friday 26th May, 2017

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively. The theme for #NRW2017 is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’. Read more

Healthscope Medical Centres Bargaining Update

Thursday 25th May, 2017

Members would have recently received advice from Healthscope that it intends to commence negotiations with the ANMF to replace the Healthscope Medical Centres and ANMF, Practice Nurses Enterprise Agreement 2013 (the Agreement). Read more

Let’s all celebrate International Nurses Day 2017

Friday 12th May, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says today’s International Nurses Day (IND) is a chance for the whole community to acknowledge and applaud the crucial contribution nurses make to the Australian health system each and every day. Read more

Budget losers: Nursing students and aged care nurses

Wednesday 10th May, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says nursing and midwifery students, and nurses and assistants in nursing (AIN) working in the under-resourced aged care sector are the big losers in last night’s Federal Budget. Read more

New report exposes exploitation in medical supply chains

Thursday 20th April, 2017

A new report conducted by the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), in conjunction with The Australia Institute has revealed high-levels of exploitation and human rights abuses suffered by low-wage workers involved in the overseas production of every-day medical goods used by Australians. Read more