In the current enterprise bargaining negotiations, South Australia’s nurses and midwives are standing up for safe staffing, a strong future workforce capacity and better, safer working conditions to ensure they can continue to provide you with the best possible care in the future.

Public Sector members: Make your commitment to stand up in 2020

Update: 21 January 2020

We are now at a critical juncture in the campaign for a new fair enterprise agreement for nurses and midwives across the public sector.
 
Given that the bargaining position of the SA Government representatives are unchanged, we need to ensure that you and your fellow members remain committed to the implementation of industrial action in support of your claims.

It is a reality that without your direct action, you are unable to influence the position of your Employer.

In the commitment survey circulated we have very deliberately and starkly made clear the fundamental choice facing you.
 
If members are not prepared to take strong and determined action, we will have reduced capacity to deliver an agreement that you need, and that you deserve.

Read the full update on News Hub.


 


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Safe staffing

Safe staffing because for every extra patient in a nurse’s care there is a 12% increase in inpatient deaths.



A stronger, future workforce capacity

A stronger, future workforce capacity, because South Australia is set to lose 1 in 2 nurses to retirement in the next six years. Who will replace them to take care of you? Watch the video below for a nurse's story. 



Conditions that attract and retain staff

Conditions that attract and retain staff to the workforce, because 1 in 5 nurses are considering leaving their positions amid worsening working conditions and violence.