Victorian industrial action

  1. Hi. Just wondering if anyone's interested in posting about the industrial action down here. I know it's an emotive issue, so I can understand if people wnat to steer clear, and I'm not interested in opening the door to a flame war. On the other hand, as noted by Husband on another thread, I find it a little odd that nobody's posted about it.
    As for me, I'm a rep, I work in a public hospital with a strongly anti-union management, and so far my guys are hanging tough. Anyone else?
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  3. by   gwenith
    Happy and more than happy to have anyone do it - just run out of time at present
  4. by   gwenith
    Latest update

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1093920.htm

    Last Update: Friday, April 23, 2004. 7:32pm (AEST)
    Weekend talks scheduled in nurses strike
    There has been a minor breakthrough in Victoria's nurses dispute with the union and the State Government to resume talks over the weekend.

    The Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) has asked the parties to continue discussions and try to come up with a way to lessen the impact of the work bans, before formal hearings resume on Monday.

    The nurses' bans have closed almost 1,000 public hospital beds, forced the cancellation of more than 200 operations and have put pressure on emergency departments.

    Health Minister Bronwyn Pike says the commission's recommendation is a step forward.

    "Clearly we want to ameliorate the impact of the bans because they are hurting and we are wanting to settle the dispute."

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