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Nurses Federation gets sneaky

By Ntp - 15 August 2007 6

UPDATED: Liberal MLA Jackie Burke has now waded in on the side of the nurses suggesting stand over tactics by hospital management

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First posted:August 14, 2007 @ 16:58

In a tactic that could easily be translated to teaching, policing or a number of other government services the ACT branch of the Australian Nursing Federation (AFN) has provided their members with a form to give their employers when there workload gets to high.

The form states, according to IBN News:

“I cannot accept additional patients unless management provide additional staff or alleviate the current workload.”
The notice goes on to say that if the staffing and workload situation is not rectified, the nurse will continue to accept additional patients “contrary to (her) professional judgment” and “under protest”.

ABC Online informs us that Health Minister Katy Gallagher is on the job and ‘listening to the nurses complaints’ but quotes her as saying;

“As of yesterday, there have been no such forms received at TCH,”

Which would make sense as it sounds like the ANF has only just started this campaign.

What’s Your opinion?


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6 Responses to
Nurses Federation gets sneaky
Thumper 3:14 pm 15 Aug 07

Eric the Viking style?

Ntp 3:12 pm 15 Aug 07

Actually betty I meant “waded in”. Sort of like a norse berserker, axe swinging overhead, gore flying in all directions. “Weighed in” sounds like a boxer standing on a set of scales. Not exactly exciting. You have of spice things up a bit with politics, it just gets boring otherwise 😉

betty 2:45 pm 15 Aug 07

I’m pretty sure it’s ‘weighed in…’ not ‘waded in…’

Unless when she decided to side with them, she was actually standing in water

Thumper 8:06 am 15 Aug 07

Katy wil have a plan…

Of course, nothing more than a plan, but a plan at least..

nyssa76 7:29 am 15 Aug 07

It’s ridiculous. One nurse can only look after so many patients at once without there being an issue in patient care.

Wtf is going on with this place?

futto 7:06 pm 14 Aug 07

Here is one that Katy can give back.

“I cannot accept additional union driven pay rises unless staff provide additional reduction in the number of smoko breaks or alleviate the current system of asking for something and giving nothing in return but the threat of strike action”

(just kiddding!)

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