[Marxism] Victorian government attempts to censor nurses' union Facebook page

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 06:17:14 MST 2012

sounds like we need a global union social media assault to let the
Australian government know how we feel!
ps are the Victoria nurses aware of the Greek hospital occupation? I can
put you in touch with them.

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 5:39 AM, Nick Fredman
<nick.fredman at optusnet.com.au>wrote:

> ==
> My partner, a midwife at a Melbourne hospital, is a member of the union
> waging the most important industrial struggle in Australia at present.
> Nurses and midwives here are the worst paid in Australia, partly because
> they've traded off wage increases for maintaining safe patient/nurse
> ratios.
> The conservative state government is demanding these be scrapped and many
> nurses replaced with lesser-qualified assistants. While the union has a
> misplaced faith in conciliation getting them a better deal they've also
> repeatedly defied the threat of large fines under federal Labor's
> industrial
> laws and continued industrial action. Stoppages were however called off on
> Monday after more direct threats of fines, although rallies and other
> campaigning continues. The latest government bullying was a demand today to
> censor the campaign Facebook page.
> http://www.anfvic.asn.au/campaigns/news/42058.html

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