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Sometimes we hear experiences from nurses who have had to endure some atrocious problems in the workplace and aged care is certainly no exception. Sandy* was an aged care Assistant in Nursing (AIN) who tried to fix some of...
Bullying is always a hot topic of conversation on Nurse Uncut and continues to be a problem for many nurses and midwives. It really is concerning that so many people continue to be affected by this disappointing behaviour of...
Last week we posted a story from Julie, a student EEN who was about to graduate and was finding it hard to get a job. Your responses echoed her experiences with a few gems of advice and good news....
It can be really stressful to have a lot of tiny lives in your hands at any given time. But a report from the UK’s Royal College of Midwives shows overstretching of midwives and excessive workloads is pushing some...
Julie writes: As a student EEN about to graduate in two weeks, I wish I’d looked into employment options prior to enrolling. According to our teachers there are plenty of jobs. I would say that jobs are scarce even...
Liesl is a nurse and a mother of young kids who finds rostering a vexed issue - she can feel scared to speak out to ask for a suitable roster. How do we keep work-life balance at these times...
A student Enrolled Nurse sent us this message about the severe limitations of casual on-call rostering. I'm an EN student and currently working as a PCA in an aged care facility (actually with a facility as on-call casual and also...
Nurses and midwives can have many work-related expenses that are claimable at tax time. Last year, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) designed a poster that specifically addresses common work-related expenses for nurses, midwives and carers and Etax Accountants have...
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined the chorus of criticism over the hefty pay increases handed out to federal politicians from last weekend - the very same weekend thousands of workers across three different sectors had...
Melinda Davis works in a Sydney hospital and is alarmed by the plastic bottle wastage she witnesses every day. Melinda (right] writes: I work in a large tertiary metropolitan hospital. About four years ago, overnight we went from a jug and...

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