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Nov

Nurses to rally against unsafe conditions at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital

NURSES will today rally against unsafe conditions at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane.

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11/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Nov

Nurses and midwives rally against unsafe conditions at Wesley Hospital

Nurses and midwives will today rally against unsafe conditions at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane.

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11/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

10

Nov

Qld Health nurses and midwives to receive pay increase

Queensland Health nurses and midwives have voted to accept the best pay increase offered by any State or Territory government in Australia.

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11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Oct

QNMU win $45,000 for members in aged care wage theft case

AGED care nursing staff forced to perform on site Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) pre-shift will receive more than $45,000 in back pay following a Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) win.

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10/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Oct

Nurses and midwives angered by pay rise wait

Queensland nurses and midwives could leave their jobs if state government pay delays continue, worsening already dire staff shortages state-wide.

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10/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Sep

QNMU survey identifies ways to build sustainable nursing & midwifery workforce

A new survey has identified safe workloads, ensuring minimum staff ratios and skills mix, overdue wage increases and safe working conditions, as the key solutions for recruiting more nurses and midwives to the understaffed Queensland health system.

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9/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Aug

Greenslopes Private Hospital nurses refuse to back down

Brisbane nurses and midwives will not back down on serious concerns around patient safety and understaffing at Greenslopes Private Hospital.

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8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM

09

Aug

Finalists announced in QNMU's Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Queensland nurses, midwives, aged care staff and the public are being urged to support frontline health workers named as finalists in the QNMU Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

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8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Aug

QNMU welcomes Albanese Government support for national aged care wage rise

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) welcomes the Albanese Government’s submission for an aged care pay rise that properly recognises this extremely valuable workforce.

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8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

20

Jul

Gold Coast private nurses rally for safe conditions, fair pay

Gold Coast nurses and midwives will rally for safer conditions and fair pay outside John Flynn Private Hospital today.

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7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

05

Jul

Nurses, midwives and all Queenslanders to join NAIDOC Week celebrations

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) is encouraging nurses, midwives and all Queenslanders to join NAIDOC Week celebrations underway until July 10.

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7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Jul

ANMF Calls on Government to Keep COVID Payments For Workers

The ANMF is calling on the new Albanese Government to reverse a decision to scrap COVID leave disaster payments, which have supported frontline workers throughout the pandemic.

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7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

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May

Caboolture aged care staff to rally outside Regis

Nurses and aged care staff will rally against extreme cuts to their wages and conditions at Regis Aged Care in Caboolture today.

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5/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

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May

Townsville aged care staff to rally outside Regis

Townsville nurses and aged care staff will rally against extreme cuts to their wages and conditions at Regis Aged Care in Kirwan today.

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5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

05

May

Queensland and world to celebrate midwives today

QNMU Secretary Beth Mohle said today’s International Day of the Midwife IDM would acknowledge the important role midwives play in communities throughout Queensland and around the world.

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5/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

02

May

Nurses and midwives ask politicians to put health first this Labour Day

Queensland nurses and midwives are today calling on all political parties and voters to put health and aged care first at the upcoming federal election.

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5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Apr

QNMU welcomes new Medicare Urgent Care Centres for Queensland

The QNMU has welcomed Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s pledge to establish new Medicare Urgent Care Centres at 50 locations across the country – taking the pressure off stretched emergency departments.

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4/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Mar

Nurses call on Queenslanders to help protect elderly Australians

Queensland nurses and midwives will today take part in a National Day of Action calling for urgent change in Australia’s 2000-plus private aged care facilities.

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3/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Jan

Open letter: Health workers are running on empty

As we know, COVID-19 has thrown us yet another curve ball with the latest Omicron variant. Health workers are running on empty, experiencing physical and emotional exhaustion after almost two years of pandemic response.

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1/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Jul

Calls for Nurse Practitioners to be utilised in COVID-19 vaccination roll-out

A coalition of peak nursing organisations (including the QNMU's federal body the ANMF) is calling on National Cabinet today to include Australia’s highly-skilled nursing practitioner (NP) workforce in the COVID vaccination roll-out.

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7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM