SA nurses demand better pay offer

ABC, August 10, 2010 The nurses union says its members may strike next Tuesday if the State Government does not improve its latest pay and conditions offer. The union says the offer leaves many critical issues unresolved, such as staffing levels. Elizabeth Dabars from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation says further negotiations are planned on Friday. "The matter of pay is only one aspect of something that is a very important and comprehensive claim. There are many issues that need to be addressed such as the staffing levels and professional development," she said. ... SA