|Organising for safe patient care 2013: Disability nurses deserve better|
Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) nurses working under the Department of Family and Community Services are the first nurses to face sweeping cuts to their awards by the state Liberal/National government. But we are fighting back by starting a campaign for pay parity with nurses in the Public system.
What you can do [see Take Action and Campaign Resources below]: sign the petition and let your MP and local newspaper know that people with disability deserve better - disability nurses deserve better pay.
Ask your family and friends to do the same.
ADHC Petition - explanatory notes
Some rules to be aware of when seeking signatures for the petition. more » ADHC petition
Get signatories for this petition for fair pay for ADHC nurses. more »
Fact sheet about ADHC disability nurses
People with disabilities deserve better and disability nurses deserve better too. Here's why. more » Newspaper ad about the AHDC campaign
This ad ran in the Telegraph on December 3, 2012. more »
Can I be fined if I take industrial action?
Individuals cannot be fined under the Industrial Relations Act by taking industrial action. The orders from the Commission are standard Orders issued to all state unions when they are looking to take industrial action. Only the union as an organisation can be fined for breaching orders. more » How do I find out who the MP in my area is?
Click on the link below and see a complete list of MPs for NSW. more »
Read an interview with disability nurse Gary Dunne
Disability nursing services, which now struggle to find and hold sufficient staff, face an approaching tsunami from the growing number of disabled people with complex health needs, warns registered nurse Gary Dunne. more »
If you're a nurse or midwife in NSW, then this is your union.
Nurses and midwives must have a strong, active & relevant union to ensure ongoing improvements in their working lives.