News

New report exposes exploitation in medical supply chains

Thursday 20th April, 2017

A new report conducted by the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), in conjunction with The Australia Institute has revealed high-levels of exploitation and human rights abuses suffered by low-wage workers involved in the overseas production of every-day medical goods used by Australians. Read more

ANMF Education Update - April 2017

Wednesday 12th April, 2017

The first ANMF Education newsletter for 2017 provides information on the following: Our new ANMF CPE website New topics available An update on the ANMF’s other 3 CPD websites Working with… Read more

Minister agrees that nurses need ratios in aged care

Monday 10th April, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is pleased the Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has acknowledged the need for the long-overdue aged care workforce strategy that provides a broad approach for workers in the sector. Read more

Sonic Health Plus EBA Update for ANMF Members

Wednesday 5th April, 2017

Sonic HealthPlus has advised the ANMF of their intention to commence the access period for the proposed Sonic HealthPlus Agreement despite a request by the ANMF that the parties continue negotiations in an attempt to reach a fair and equitable Agreement. The decision by Sonic HealthPlus means the voting process for the proposed Agreement has started. Read more

Application to vary ANMF Rules

Wednesday 5th April, 2017

The Queensland Nurses Union is changing its name to the Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Union. This requires a change to the Rules of the ANMF. Read more

Nurses tell how changes to their penalty rates cut deep

Tuesday 28th March, 2017

A delegation of aged care nurses and assistants in nursing (AIN) from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have travelled to Canberra today to meet with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and raise their concerns about the potential impacts of penalty rates cuts under proposals put forward by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Read more

ANMF commemorates Gayle Woodford’s life and tragic death

Thursday 23rd March, 2017

On the first anniversary of outback nurse Gayle Woodford’s murder, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says systemic changes need to be implemented to better protect its members working in isolated, remote communities. Read more

Welcoming Sally McManus as first female ACTU Secretary

Wednesday 15th March, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today welcomed the election of Sally McManus as Secretary of the ACTU – the first time a woman has held the position in the peak union body. Read more

FWC decision risks nurses and midwives’ penalty rates

Friday 10th March, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says new legal advice regarding the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) recent decision on penalty rates confirms its fears that nurses and midwives working in some parts of the health and aged care sectors are also at risk of losing their penalty rates and entitlements. Read more

IWD highlights the challenges for working women

Wednesday 8th March, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says International Women’s Day (IWD) 2017 recognises the crucial role nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing (AIN) play in delivering quality care to the community and also highlights how many women are still suffering pay disparity. Read more

AEC Post Election Report

Monday 6th March, 2017

The Australian Election Commission has prepared a report on the recent elections for ANMF Federal President and Federal Vice President. Read more

Sally-Anne Jones re-elected Federal President

Thursday 2nd March, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is pleased to announce that Sally-Anne Jones has been re-elected as its Federal President. Ms Lori-anne Sharp has been elected ANMF Federal Vice President, replacing Maree Burgess. Read more

Low paid workers ‘robbed’ of penalty rates

Thursday 23rd February, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has condemned a decision by the Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates across three industries, labeling it as a “cruel attack on the some of the country’s lowest-paid, and very often, female workers.” Read more

ANMF urges Senators to reject Government’s sneaky cuts to PPL

Thursday 9th February, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is urging the Nick Xenophon Team and other cross-benchers to reject the Turnbull Government’s latest underhand attempt at cutting paid parental leave (PPL) for working families. Read more

ANMF keeps up the fight against Government’s backflip on PPL

Wednesday 1st February, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) continues its campaign against the Turnbull Government’s backflip on paid parental leave (PPL), with ANMF officials and a frontline nurse giving evidence to a Senate Inquiry in Melbourne today. Read more