24 October 2019
Mike Grimes was the Senior Industrial Officer at the (then) Royal Australian Nursing Federation (SA Branch) for most of the tumultuous 1980s.
Mike’s time with the RANF saw development of our Worksite Representatives network with special training instituted to assist them in their expanding roles.
He oversaw the industrial strategy associated with implementation of the career structure in 1986/7 with some of the most radical changes in the awards for nurses and midwives that we have seen.
Mike was a wise mentor and strategist who worked closely with (then SA Branch Secretary) Marilyn Beaumont and the Professional Officers (particularly Barb Hartwig and Leena Sudano) in pursuit of new goals and rewards for the professions.
Mike passed away in Victoria this week surrounded by his family.
The professions remain in his debt.