Global Nurses United News round up

Posted on December 05, 2014, 11:52 pm
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Australia

 Headline: Nurse-patient ratios will save lives: QNU

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/25673662/nurse-patient-ratios-will-save-lives-qnu/

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Australia

 Headline: Nurse workloads a key factor in rising patient deaths, researcher says

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/25678109/nurse-workloads-a-key-factor-in-rising-patient-deaths-researcher-says/

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Australia

 Headline: Research points to patient safety in nurse numbers

http://www.ncah.com.au/art/patient-safety/kk1/research-points-to-patient-safety-in-nurse-numbers/366/

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Brazil

 Headline: Nurses threaten strike in state health system

http://www.portalaz.com.br/noticia/geral/313826_enfermeiros_ameacam_greve_na_rede_estadual_de_saude.html

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Brazil

 Headline: Nurses strike affects HUT, HGV, maternity and children’s hospital

http://www.portalodia.com/noticias/piaui/greve-dos-enfermeiros-afeta-hut,-hgv,-maternidade-e-hospital-infantil-220494.html

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Brazil

 Headline: Unions act against Agamenon posture

http://www.faxaju.com.br/conteudo.asp?id=193875

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Brazil

 Headline: Nurses union complains of lack of dialogue

http://www.faxaju.com.br/conteudo.asp?id=193575

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Canada

 Headline: Staffing shortages prompt ER closures next month at two Cape Breton hospitals

http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/staffing-shortages-prompt-er-closures-next-month-at-two-cape-breton-hospitals-1.2121123

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Canada

 Headline: Canada needs a national pharmacare plan: Editorial

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2014/11/28/canada_needs_a_national_pharmacare_plan_editorial.html

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Canada

 Headline: Alberta Health Services needs ‘organizational vision’ to boost flat employee morale, CEO says

http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1230377/alberta-health-services-needs-organizational-vision-to-boost-flat-employee-morale-ceo-says/

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Canada

 Headline: Staffing shortages prompt E-R closures next month at two Cape Breton hospitals

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/opinion/staffing-shortages-prompt-e-r-closures-next-month-at-two-cape-breton-hospitals-1.1623111

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Canada

 Headline: Immunize-or-mask policy bumps flu shot rates

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Immunize+mask+policy+bumps+shot+rates/10431306/story.html

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Canada

 Headline: The Royal ‘disappointed’ by comments from Ontario Nurses’ Association

http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/1227989/the-royal-disappointed-by-comments-from-ontario-nurses-association/

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Dominican Republic

 Headline: Nursing association calls 2014 “lousy” for health sector

http://hoy.com.do/asociacion-de-enfermeria-califica-de-pesimo-2014-para-sector-salud/

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Greece

 Headline: General strike in public and private sectors on Thursday

http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=652254

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Greece

 Headline: Greece paralyzed by major strike, flights cancelled

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_27/11/2014_544937

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India

 Headline: PMCH nurse strike enters ninth day

http://www.iamin.in/en/patna-sahib/news/pmch-nurse-strike-enters-ninth-day-47340

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India

 Headline: Cama Hospital nurses hold strike against ‘Swachhata Abhiyaan’

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/cama-hospital-nurses-hold-strike-against-swachhata-abhiyaan/

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India

 Headline: Suptd’s Ring Goes Missing: Claiming Harassment, Cama Staff Stages Strike

http://freepressjournal.in/suptds-ring-goes-missing-claiming-harassment-cama-staff-stages-strike/

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India

 Headline: Mumbai: Over 300 hospital staffers go on strike against ‘abusive’ boss

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-over-300-hospital-staffers-go-on-strike-against-abusive-boss/15811167

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Ireland

 Headline: Beaumont Hospital nurses to stage lunchtime protest

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/beaumont-hospital-nurses-to-stage-lunchtime-protest-652707.html

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Ireland

 Headline: 44% jump in trolley numbers an ‘emergency

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/44-jump-in-trolley-numbers-an-emergency-300799.html

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Ireland

Headline: Nurses, gardaí and teachers seeking aid from St Vincent de Paul

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/nurses-gardaiacute-and-teachers-seeking-aid-from-st-vincent-de-paul-300627.html

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Ireland

Headline: Concern over prostitution in Roscrea and Nenagh

http://www.nenaghguardian.ie/news/roundup/articles/2014/12/03/4034288-concern-over-prostitution-in-roscrea-and-nenagh/

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Ireland

Headline: 7,000+ patients on trolleys in November

http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24243

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Mexico

 Headline: Nurses march in defense of professionalism

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/estados/2014/salud-enfermeras-sindicato-marco-antonio-garcia-ayala-profesionalizacion-shcp-guerrero-oaxaca-movilizaciones-1059252.html

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Mexico

 Headline: Barbarian! …Nurses in march to protest in Oaxaca

http://www.ideal.es/gente-estilo/201412/05/barbaro-enfermeras-marcha-para-protestar-oaxaca-20141205144940.html

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Peru

 Headline: Chiclayo: Nurses warn they will go on indefinite strike

 http://www.rpp.com.pe/2014-11-28-chiclayo-enfermeras-advierten-que-iran-a-huelga-indefinida-noticia_746309.html/

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Peru

 Headline: Nurses of Police Hospital abide strike

http://diariocorreo.pe/edicion/arequipa/enfermeras-del-hospital-de-la-policia-acatan-paro-547790/

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Philippines

Headline: Health workers: We’re not prepared to Ebola

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/10/23/14/health-workers-hindi-pa-kami-handa-sa-ebola

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Philippines

 Headline: Health workers storm DOH

http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/10/29/health-workers-storm-doh/

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Philippines

 Headline: Feeling the crunch | Health workers join state employees call for salary hike

http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/11/14/feeling-the-crunch-%C7%80-health-workers-join-state-employees-call-for-salary-hike/

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Philippines

 Headline: Anti-Ebola gear safe, Health says

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/11/06/anti-ebola-gear-safe-health-says/

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Philippines

Headline: AFP eying isolation for peace force on an island

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/11/05/afp-eying-isolation-for-peace-force-on-an-island/

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Philippines

 Headline: PGH employees want director out

http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/11/07/pgh-employees-want-director-out/

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Philippines

 Headline: Groups lambast non-inclusion of salary increase for gov’t employees

http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/11/21/groups-lambast-non-inclusion-of-salary-increase-for-govt-employees/

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Philippines

 Headline: Doctors’ group seeks updating of quarantine law after Caballo island brouhaha

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/114568/doctors-group-seeks-updating-of-quarantine-law-after-caballo-island-brouhaha/

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Philippines

 Headline: DOH: No OFW afflicted with Ebola

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2014/11/21/1394151/doh-no-ofw-afflicted-ebola

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Spain

 Headline: Nursing union complains that Spain is at the bottom of Europe in the number of nurses

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/sociedad/noticias/6300608/12/14/El-Sindicato-de-Enfermeria-denuncia-que-Espana-esta-a-la-cola-de-Europa-en-el-numero-de-enfermeros.html#.Kku8hhAAvsmSf46

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Spain

 Headline: Madrid. The nursing union SATSE says that the firing of Rodríguez “comes too late”

http://www.teinteresa.es/local/MADRID-SINDICATO-ENFERMERIA-RODRIGUEZ-DEMASIADO_0_1260475295.html

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Spain

Headline: The nursing union collects signatures in the community against clinic management 

http://www.ileon.com/actualidad/046369/el-sindicato-de-enfermeria-recoge-firmas-contra-la-gestion-clinica-en-la-comunidad

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Spain

 Headline: SATSE rejects with 3,000 signatures the implementation of Management Units

http://www.elbierzonoticias.com/frontend/bierzo/El-Satse-Rechaza-Con-3-000-Firmas-La-Implantacion-De-Unidade-vn23492-vst1503

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Spain

 Headline: Osakidetza figure in 11.1% in strike, that the unions consider a “success”

http://www.elmundo.es/pais-vasco/2014/12/04/54804edb22601d1e568b4582.html

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UK

 Headline: The UK’s Nurses Are on Strike for Better Pay

http://www.vice.com/read/hanging-out-with-furious-nurses-on-an-nhs-strike-picket-line-623

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UK

 Headline: Fewer than one third of hospitals have the required ratio of nurses to stroke patients at weekends

http://rcnpublishing.com/doi/full/10.7748/ns.29.13.0.2913987

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UK

 Headline: Thousands of Northern Ireland health workers strike over pay freeze

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/thousands-of-northern-ireland-health-workers-strike-over-pay-freeze-30771381.html

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USA

Headline: San Bernardino County: 1,200 nurses plan to strike

http://www.pe.com/articles/nurses-755296-county-patient.html

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USA

 Headline: Nurses notify San Bernardino County of intent to strike

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20141126/nurses-notify-san-bernardino-county-of-intent-to-strike

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USA

 Headline: Providence Hospital RNs cite patient care, economic gains in first-ever union contract

http://www.dclabor.org/home/providence-hospital-rns-cite-patient-care-economic-gains-in-first-ever-union-contract

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USA

 Headline: Union: Providence Hospital, nurses reach tentative contract agreement

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/2014/12/union-providence-hospital-nurses-reach-tentative.html

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USA

Headline: Higher nurse-to-patient standard improves staff safety, study shows

http://www.orthospinenews.com/higher-nurse-to-patient-standard-improves-staff-safety-study-shows

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USA

 Headline: Berkshire Medical Center: Nurses to picket staffing levels; hospital disputes union’s statistics

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/local/ci_27062055/nurses-picket-staffing-levels-bmc-disputes-unions-statistics

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USA

 Headline: More than 1,200 county RNs plan strike

http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20141201/NEWS/141209966

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USA

 Headline: Nurses union complains of staffing at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, patient volume up 10 percent since closing of hospital in North Adams

http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2014/12/nurses_union_plans_informational_picket.html

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USA

 Headline: Nurses Planning Picket At BMC Over Staffing Levels

http://wamc.org/post/nurses-planning-picket-bmc-over-staffing-levels

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USA

 Headline: Nurses Planning Picket At BMC Over Staffing Levels

http://wamc.org/post/nurses-planning-picket-bmc-over-staffing-levels

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USA

Headline: BMC nurses will picket

http://pittsfieldgazette.com/bmc-nurses-will-picket-p3847-1.htm

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USA

 Headline: Mass. Nurses Association Calls for Stronger Ebola Preparedness Plan

http://www.boston.com/health/2014/12/03/mass-nurses-association-calls-for-stronger-ebola-preparedness-plan/U9XMfJYlZ1FFS4m9bQZ6LI/story.html?p1=Topofpage:sub_headline_2

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USA

Headline: MA Nurses Association calls for stronger Ebola preparedness plan

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/NRS-310942/MA-Nurses-Association-calls-for-stronger-Ebola-preparedness-plan

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USA

Headline: Peak Travel Period a Reminder of Need for Ebola Safety Standards

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rose-ann-demoro/peak-travel-period-a-remi_b_6257618.html

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USA

 Headline: Critics pack hearing, air concerns about Quincy hospital closure

http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20141203/NEWS/141209064?sect=News&map=12662

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USA

Headline: Quincy residents, officials question Steward’s plans for ER unit

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/health-care/2014/12/quincy-residents-officials-question-stewards-plans.html

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USA
Headline: Healthcare violence prompts legislative action

http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/12/03/healthcare-violence-prompts-legislative-action

 

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