MUA Solidarity With Striking Nurses

Paddy Crumlin, the national secretary of the MUA, issued the following statement today in support of protesting nurses.

The Maritime Union of Australia expresses its strong support for the members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) who struck, or took other protest actions, at more than 180 NSW public hospitals and community health services to protest against the O'Farrell Government's failure to provide guaranteed, safe nurse staffing levels in all public hospitals, public hospital clinical units and community health services and equal ratios in all hospitals around the State.

The MUA stands in solidarity with those workers who play such a crucial role in our society by looking after people who are coping with various illnesses or health challenges. The protesting workers deserve to work in environments that allow them to safely and effectively deliver those crucial services – services the Liberal government is undermining by its attack on the members of NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA). We will continue to offer our assistance and solidarity as they continue their struggle.