A dedicated group of rural nurses travelled to the NSW Nationals conference in Queanbeyan last week to be the visible face of the need for better public health services in country NSW. At many country hospitals the ratio on a general...
Have you seen the NSWNMA television campaign video about the heavy workload of nurses in Emergency Departments? A ratio of one nurse to every three patients in ED is what we're campaigning for. Register your support for this at Back Your Nurses and watch...
Strictly for fun today, we've done a parody video of one of the biggest hits of the past few years... We think you'll agree that this song was made for nurses and midwives! Play the video through YouTube below.
The vote to endorse the 2014 claim for the NSWNMA Public Health System award finished last week and branches once again voted overwhelmingly in favour of continuing the campaign for ratios which began so strongly and successfully in 2010.​ In a short video...
Today, Tuesday September 17, is the first Global Day of Action organised by the Global Nurses United (GNU), which was formed by  nurse and midwifery unions from 14 nations, including the NSWNMA, in June this year. In Sydney, nurses and midwives...
This is a guest post by Arlyn Owens, a young Sydney RN. Around the time of the NSWNMA strike in late July, Arlyn came across some questions from his friends on Facebook and wrote this piece in reply. The...
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...

Strike video highlights

Thousands of NSW public system nurses and midwives went on strike on Wednesday July 24 to protest the imposition of a sub-standard Award by the state Government - an Award that completely refuses to extend or improve ratios and...
A guest post by Edward Makepeace RN. Edward has been a member of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) since 2010 and became very active in the Safe Patient Care campaign that year. Along with many others, his efforts...
Have you heard any of our radio commercials about the background to tomorrow's strike? Here are two of them - please share with your colleagues and friends to help them understand the reasons for the strike. Previously on Nurse Uncut about this...