Major nurse and healthcare union organizations marched, rallied, and held other actions in 13 countries Tuesday in the first coordinated global day of action in a call to stop the harmful effects of austerity measures, cuts in health care services, improved patient care, and economic healing and recovery....
... Australia - scores of nurses and midwives rallying across Sydney, including at the New South Wales Parliament House for nurse-to-patient ratios and opposing budget cuts....
... Honduras - thousands rallying in front of the government house in Tegucigalpa for improved patient care in the public hospitals and the hiring of more nurses
Dominican Republic - actions in Santo Domingo and Santiago calling on the government to increase funding for vital public health services
South Korea - a march by 1,000 nurses and allies on the Korean National Assembly in Seoul, September 12 demanding an end to austerity, and a call to save the big Jin Ju Medical Center, and pass the Robin Hood Tax
Canada - nurses rallying in Calgary, Alberta against cuts in the provincial healthcare system
Guatemala - thousands joining a mobilization in Guatemala City to oppose austerity measures and pass the Robin Hood tax
Argentina - an action demanding full funding of public health care, respect for the rights of nurses and other health care workers, and in support of the Robin Hood Tax.
Costa Rica - health care workers rallying to demand nurses' rights to collectively bargain and to strike and will then deliver a demand to the government to fully fund public health care
South Africa - nurses stepped up a petition drive to oppose austerity measures and support the Robin Hood tax. That followed an action earlier in the week office when nurses and allies marched on the Ministry of Health in the Eastern Cape province demanding solutions to the chronic health problems facing the province.
Brazil - rally to call on the Minister of Health and the President act on a law to limit working hours of all nursing professionals to 30 hours a week along with the launch of a national forum to press for improved working conditions for nursing professionals
Nurses and health workers in the Philippines, Ireland, also participated in the global day of action. ...