Which branch do I join?
Nurses and midwives working in both Queensland and another state are sometimes uncertain which nursing union branch they should be a member of. The QNMU is a state branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) along with every other state in Australia.
Some simple tips for nurses and midwives:
A nurse or midwfe working either side of a state border should take out full-time membership within the state where they are employed for the majority of the time (primary state).
The ANMF Branch where the nurse or midwife has primary membership should forward a copy of the membership to the other state (secondary state) with a request to be recognised and provided with service as required.
Members should note:
- Voting rights are retained in the primary state only
- Industrial or professional services or advice provided by the secondary state would be done in consultation with the primary state or branch where relevant.
- Should any extraordinary costs occur (e.g. legal expenses), these would be shared between the relevant branches or as otherwise arranged between them.
- Members requiring assistance should, in the first instance, contact the ANMF branch in the State or Territory where the issue or problem arises.
Click here to view the ANMF policy on working cross border or interstate.