Nurses consider strike action over dispute delay

ABC, September 29, 2010 WA nurses are considering whether to strike after negotiations over working conditions were delayed for a second time. The Australian Nursing Federation and the State Government have agreed in principle to a 12.25 per cent pay rise over three years. But, the parties have not reached an agreement over working conditions or back pay. The ANF's Mark Olson says today's work ban by hospital support staff shows the only way nurses will be heard by the government is if they strike. ... Nurses