More talks for SA nurses

AAP, August 20, 2010 South Australian nurses will suspend industrial action over staffing levels and resume negotiations with the state government on a new enterprise agreement. Nurses recently accepted a 15 per cent pay rise over three years but remained at odds with the government over other issues, including staffing levels in hospitals, professional development and career structures. They imposed work bans this week, which included turning off hospital computers that controlled staffing numbers. But the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation said on Friday enterprise agreement negotiations would resume next week after the government agreed to put aside ... More