In this short video, Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSWNMA, gives a comprehensive outline of events leading up to the decision to strike next Wednesday. There have been months of frustration and growing anger with the NSW Government...
NSWNMA nurses and midwives who work in the Public Health System will be striking and holding a special general meeting next Wednesday July 24. Here are 10 good reasons nurses and midwives are taking action. 10. We can  never  do as much as we...

Seeing red for ratios

Yesterday was a day to See Red! Nurses and midwives in public hospitals and community health services across the state wore something red to work to protest against the NSW Government's failure to improve and extend safer nurse-to-patient ratios. Here are just...
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...
Last Friday nurses and midwives right across the state visited their local MP's office to let them know how we feel about the state Government's flat rejection of our claim for improved and extended  ratios (not to mention that...
Today we have two accounts by community nurses of the pressures they're under every day at work. If you're a community nurse in NSW, please give us your feedback about your practice environment in our quick online survey -...
We asked NSWNMA branches across the state to show their support for the Ratios put patient safety first campaign by decorating their 'desk' - or workspace - with  streamers, badges, small posters and balloons. We want to improve and...
The NSWNMA branch at Kempsey District Hospital has sent a letter to their local MP. For background information about this claim and campaign, look here. Kempsey District Hospital ED staff 2nd May 2013 The Hon Andrew Stoner Member for Oxley WEST KEMSPEY NSW 2440 Dear Mr...
Arthur Rorris, Secretary of the South Coast Labour Council, wrote this opinion piece for the Illawarra Mercury. It is accompanied by an Emergency nurse's diary of a 12 hour shift. Watch the Sydney May Day trailer on YouTube. Today, the 1st...