Nurses reach agreement in pay negotiations

ABC News, October 15, 2010 There has been a breakthrough in negotiations for West Australian nurses who have been campaigning for a pay rise. The Department of Health says it has reached an in-principle agreement with the Australian Nursing Federation for a 12.25 per cent pay rise over three years. Nurses had threatened to take industrial action in their fight for better pay and working conditions. The Director General of Health Kim Snowball praised the nurses union for its approach to the negotiations. Mr Snowball says that paves the way for the agreement to be ratified by the Industrial Relations Commission. ... Nurses