Skinner shrugs off angry nurses

Northern Star, July 23, 2011 Nurses have given NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner a cold reception at their 66th annual conference in Sydney this week. NSW Nurses Association North Coast organiser Jo-Anne McKeough said nurses were angry at changes to the Industrial Relations Commission and their workplace rights. “She says she is nurse friendly yet she has taken away our ability to have a fair hearing in the commission,” she said. “Every time Ms Skinner was questioned about it she simply said she disagreed but gave no supporting evidence or substantiating evidence.” ... Skinner