The results of a five year survey of more than 8000 workers were unveiled at a workplace safety forum in Sydney last week. The survey found that one in four health and community workers believed their work is unsafe. "Being...
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...
Sue Bellino of the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) writes a guest post on the new grad employment crisis. Politicians must 'stop passing the buck' and work together to solve Australia's nursing crisis. The ANF has launched a new national campaign to...
Disability nurses get, on average, about 7% less than Public Health System (PHS) nurses and midwives. Some categories of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) nurses, such as Clinical Nurse Educator, are paid 15% less than their counterparts in...
The NSW cuts to workers compensation may have been turned into law, in an ignominious late-night scrabble, but nurse activists have not given up campaigning for changes to the worst of the new rules. And they are campaigning to...
Mary asks for advice about changing from aged care to anaesthetics nursing.  I'm an RN who has been working in aged care for the past four years since my graduation. I've enjoyed my work very much. However, I have a dream...
Marrickville and Leichhardt councils in inner-Sydney will provide special parking permits for community nurses and home care workers following a campaign by nurses working within the Sydney Alliance community group. The two Inner West councils join the City of Sydney,...

Humour at work

Today's guest post is from Nilupama Wijewardena, a PhD candidate at Monash University in Melbourne. I'm conducting research on the implications of workplace humour for my PhD. As part of the first phase of data collection for the study, I'm seeking...
The Federal Government is conducting a review of their Paid Parental Leave Scheme and inviting submissions up until May 31. Read on for details. Everyone knows that nursing is an ageing workforce - and a predominantly female workforce. Though the...
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...