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Campaigns

Ratios Save Lives

The time has arrived for Queensland to introduce safe nurse/midwife- to-patient ratios and skill mixes. Queenslanders – as well as our nurses and midwives – deserve the safety, security and benefits that result from nurse and midwife ratios. The benefit of safe ratios is irrefutable.


Save Penalty Rates

The Government’s plan to roll back penalty rates as part of a Federal review into workplace laws could have a devastating effect on nurses and midwives ­- particularly those who rely on penalty rates to make up a substantial portion of their take-home pay. Help us save penalty rates.

Never Alone: a campaign against domestic violence

The aim of the Never Alone campaign is to build a groundswell of support for victims that will make it impossible for family violence to be ignored.

News

  • Queensland nurses unite against Blue Care
    20 September 2016

    THOUSANDS of Queensland nurses have voted overwhelmingly to reject a substandard wages and conditions offer from BlueCare/Wesley Mission Brisbane (BCWMB). Read more

  • Letter to the Editor - Blue Care's plan to undermine nurses' wages and conditions
    15 September 2016

    It is important Queenslanders know BlueCare/Wesley Mission Brisbane plan to undermine the wages, conditions and provision of care available in 126 aged care facilities throughout the state. Read full article

  • Rockhampton celebrates local nursing icon
    13 September 2016

    The Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) will today celebrate the life of local nursing and union icon Glenda Ross and the official opening of Rockhampton's new QNU office. Read more

Media & Publications

Alliances

QNU

OUR ALLIANCES

The QNU is proud to work alongside and within a number of organisations that share our union, nursing and midwifery, or social values. Being part of these alliances allows us to work collectively towards common goals.

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Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation

AUSTRALIAN NURSES AND MIDWIFERY FEDERATION

The QNU is the Queensland branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).
The ANMF is one of the largest and fastest growing unions in Australia with more than 240,000 members.

Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation

QUEENSLAND COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

The QNU is a foundation member of the newly formed Queensland Community Alliance.

The Alliance brings together unions, charities, church groups and community organisations who will use their collective strength to build a better society

Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation

GLOBAL NURSES UNITED

The QNU became a founding member of Global Nurses United – an international alliance of more than 17 nursing and midwifery unions working together to keep nursing and midwifery strong; and to protect patients, communities and the plat.