The national ‘change the rules’ campaign continues, while the campaign to re-elect the Andrews Government begins.
All nurses, midwives and carers are invited to participate and become part of creating a fairer and decent society and continue the momentum in Victoria as we advance the nursing, midwifery and caring professions and work to keep improving the health system.
‘Change the rules’ national campaign rally
Last month ANMF Job Reps attended a statewide delegates’ meeting and supported a motion for a ‘Change the rules’ protest rally calling for pay increases for underpaid workers.
Enterprise bargaining over the past thirty years has resulted in an 18-23 per cent wage gap between private and not-for-profit aged care and public hospital nurses, which previously didn’t exist. Members working in medical clinics, pathology and small workplaces will also notice a wage gap in their pay with the rules unable to address it.
Wear your red t-shirt and meet us at ANMF before we will walk together to trades hall for a 10.30am rally start.
Phone banking for state election
Wednesday 24 October
5.30-7.30pm at ANMF, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
Many members who attended the statewide delegates meeting have signed up to volunteer an ANMF phone bank calling other union members to discuss their important issues in the lead up to the state election on Saturday 24 November.
The past four years with the Andrews Government has seen numerous benefits for nurses, midwives and carers such as the Safe Patient Care Act 2015, and net wage parity with our NSW colleagues in the public sector.
Historically we don’t recommend members vote for a political party in elections, but in the interests of members, the profession and our patients, the ANMF Branch Council recommends voting for continuing this successful progress.