NSW Strike: Nurses and Midwives walk-off job for twenty-four hours

Nurses and midwives will take to the streets as a part of a 24 hour strike towards a wage cap and staffing circumstances.

NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Affiliation (NSWNMA) members will stroll off the job from the 7am morning shift on Wednesday after repeated requires protected staffing, higher working circumstances and truthful pay.

It’s the fourth time in twelve months the union will strike, following two years of onerous work as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

“Since our first statewide strike on 15 February, nurses and midwives have gone above and past to place affected person care forward of their very own fundamental wants,” NSWNMA Common Secretary Shaye Candish stated.

“Shift after shift they’ve continued, burdened by quick staffing and fixed requests for additional time.”

Nurses and midwives will take part on public rallies held across the state from Sydney to Albury and Damaged Hill to Tweed Heads.

The union is asking for the state authorities to scrap the cap on public healthcare staff wages.

“The proof is evident that wage caps are hurting public sector staff’ livelihoods and their retirement financial savings, and it’s time for them to be abolished,” Ms Candish stated.

All life-preserving providers might be maintained in public hospitals and well being providers in the course of the strike.

“Our members are indignant and upset, understanding so many colleagues with years of scientific expertise are transferring to work interstate or selecting to depart the career,” NSWNMA Assistant Common Secretary Michael Whaites stated.

“Nurses and midwives have endured three years of a chaotic and disruptive pandemic, however they’ve been overworked and undervalued by this authorities for for much longer.”

The NSWNMA will proceed to satisfy with the NSW authorities to debate members’ calls for for protected staffing ratios and improved working circumstances.

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