NSW nurses threaten strike action

NEW South Wales nurses have threatened to strike against WorkChoice style laws being introduced by the O’Farrell government

At a protest outside Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney on Tuesday, about 100 nurses, doctors and allied health workers voiced their support for strike action, and condemned the industrial relations changes.

Tweed Heads branch of the New South Wales Nurses’ Association president Zoe Guinea said the members would vote on the decision to strike.

“We’ve got no plans to strike at this moment but we’ll wait and see what happens,” Ms Guinea said.

“If the association is recommending we have some industrial relations and some industrial action around it we would certainly put it to our members.

“It’s like a return to WorkChoices.”

For more on the potential strike action see Thursday's Daily News.


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