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Last Thursday night, the NSW Nationals opened their annual conference in chilly Bathurst. And NSWNMA nurses and midwives from 16 rural electorates were there to tell their Nationals MPs - the country deserves more nurses! Watch the video below, including...

My adoption story

When the NSWMA made a public apology for the part nurses and midwives had played in the forced adoptions of the 1950s and 1960s era, Maryanne contacted Nurse Uncut to say thank you for the apology. She is a...
Stop press: We have had at least a temporary win in the issue of  keeping a Registered Nurse on duty 24/7 in a nursing home, which Debbie Lang wrote about on Nurse Uncut last month. (There are approx 885...
Last Sunday, about 25 members of the NSWNMA joined over 1000 other people from community groups, unions and religious organisations from all across Sydney in an assembly at the Sydney Town Hall. Shirley Lee, an aged care nurse and organiser for...
Hot on the heels of huge cuts to education last week, the O'Farrell state Government announced that $3billion would go from the health budget - $775 million would be cut over four years as part of a 'labour expense...
Aboriginal nursing and midwifery cadetships have transformed the lives of indigenous nurses and patients alike. Midwife Leona McGrath first had an inkling she might like to become a nurse when she was a young girl and saw her sister give birth...
Are you, or is someone you know, a year 11 student in NSW thinking about university? Every year Unions NSW awards a scholarship to one metropolitan and one rural or regional year 11 public school student with an interest in...
A guest post about the implications  for the price of medications under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme of current Free Trade Agreement negotiations - by Michael Whaites, an organiser with the NSWNMA. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is currently being negotiated...
Last Wednesday's special strike meeting of the NSWNMA decided to escalate community and workplace actions in the Ratios Put Patient Safety First campaign. The first step includes reaching a goal of 100,000 signatures on the current petition by mid-September. As Brett...
Judith Kiejda, Assistant General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, spoke at the ACTU Congress in Melbourne today on union determination to oppose federal government cuts to the paid parental leave scheme (PPL). Here is Judith's speech as...

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