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: EB Meeting to be held with Worksite Representatives

Update: 20 February 2020

The ANMF (SA Branch) will be holding discussions with Worksite Representatives and members over the coming weeks to discuss the current status of the enterprise agreement negotiations.

These meetings will form an important foundation for the future direction of the EB campaign. It is important that members continue to stand united in order demonstrate to the Marshall Government that you deserve better.

As you know, we have been bargaining for a significant period and the SA Government has not yet provided you with an offer on wages. At this time, they have restated their commitment to pursuing the below three claims as a precondition for any wage increase:

  • Reduction of night shift from 10 to 9.5 hours; and
  • Capping of staffing levels; and
  • Removal of ‘no forced redundancies’ provisions.

Read the full update on News Hub.

Have you taken the survey to register your commitment?

It is a reality that without your direct action, we will be unable to influence the position of the SA Marshall Government. Thousands of you and your colleagues visited the survey to state their commitment. We urge you and your colleagues that if you haven’t already completed the survey that you do so today. This is one way of showing the government just how strong and committed our members are.

Nurses and midwives should not be underestimated. We are a strong and powerful group and should be recognised for what we do every day to keep the community safe and well.


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Safe staffing

Safe staffing because for every extra patient in a nurse’s care there is a 12% increase in inpatient deaths.

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.

Endorsed log of claims

The endorsed Log of Claims details the specific measures endorsed by nurses and midwives as the basis of the current negotiations with the State Government.