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

Nick Fredman nick.fredman at optusnet.com.au
Fri Mar 2 13:56:19 MST 2012




On 2/03/12 12:17 AM, "Andrew Pollack" <acpollack2 at gmail.com> wrote:

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