SA Nurses and Midwives Plan Industrial Action over Staffing Issue

Gene Rickman, TopNews United Kingdom, August 17, 2010 According to reports, after declining part of the offer from the State Government, South Australian nurses and midwives are seeking an industrial action. Elizabeth Dabars, CEO of Nursing and Midwifery Federation said that a 15% hike in salary over the next three years has been received well, but there is still a clash over staffing. The computer system that is utilized to compute staffing levels will be closed down by the nurses, she said. Industrial Relations Minister Paul Holloway is happy that the pay issue has been sorted out, but showed concern that the nurses are still thinking about industrial action. ... SA