In the current enterprise bargaining negotiations, South Australia’s nurses and midwives are standing up for safe staffing, a strong future workforce capacity and better, safer working conditions to ensure they can continue to provide you with the best possible care in the future.

Public Sector members: Make your commitment to stand up in 2020

Update: 13 January 2020

The SA Government/public sector employers have continued to reject your claims for the new enterprise agreement and remain silent on any wages offer for nurses and midwives across SA.

This position is despite the apparent progress made during negotiations in November which appear to have been ignored by Government which affirmed its earlier offer which has been roundly rejected by members.

As a consequence, ANMF (SA Branch) Council resolved that industrial action would recommence until agreement is reached.  If that action is necessary, the level of the campaign will require a strong commitment across all public sector members to stand up in support of your claims.

In anticipation, you are urged to fill in the brief survey and make the commitment to stand with your colleagues across the state and urge the Government into action.


Stand with nurses and midwives

Share why you are standing up

Safe staffing

Safe staffing because for every extra patient in a nurse’s care there is a 12% increase in patient deaths. Watch the video below for a nurse's story.

A stronger, future workforce capacity

A stronger, future workforce capacity, because South Australia is set to lose 1 in 2 nurses to retirement in the next six years. Who will replace them to take care of you? Watch the video below for a nurse's story. 

Conditions that attract and retain staff

Conditions that attract and retain staff to the workforce, because 1 in 5 nurses are considering leaving their positions amid worsening working conditions and violence.