One2Four: Intense talks continue on ratios claim.

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NSWNA negotiators are still in intense discussions with NSW Health but there is not yet a substantive offer on mandated nurse-to-patient ratios.

The NSWNA have been in talks since last Saturday, after strike action forced the Government to agree to discussions.

Although there is not yet a resolution, NSW Health is AT LAST listening to arguments and is starting to make some suggestions about improvements that could be included in an offer.

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It is too early to say whether these can be progressed to a proposed settlement, (a proposed settlement by 13 December was outlined in the resolution passed by the Special General Meeting of members on Wednesday 24th November)

After 25 hours of talks in the past seven days, further sessions are now scheduled for Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December.

The Association is continuing to engage in these talks in the reasonable and constructive way but the clock is ticking.

If there are no constructive outcomes from these talks early next week the Association will be contacting you about the next steps in our campaign.  Your NSWNA governing Council will also meet with elected officers to determine whether any developments are in accordance with members’ desires.

Our campaign website www.one2four.com.au now has over 15,000 messages of support from nurses and the public. If you haven’t already done then visit the site and register your support.
Tell your friends and family too!

It’s also important to pressure your local State Government MP. Let him or her know that you expect them to advocate for nurse-to-patient ratios to Premier Kristina Keneally.

Why don’t you leave a message of support here as well as at One2Four?

Visit the NSWNA website for campaign updates!

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