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West Australian authorities shuts down pay rise calls for from Australian Nursing Federation

Someday right into a seven-week marketing campaign of escalating industrial motion by nurses and midwives in Western Australia, the state’s premier has dominated out assembly their demand for a ten per cent annual pay rise.

Mark McGowan insisted the federal government wouldn’t funds from a public sector wages coverage it introduced final month, saying it was “much more beneficiant than [what] New South Wales or Victoria are providing”.

The supply would see an additional $60 every week paid to anybody who earns lower than $104,000 or a three-per-cent rise for anybody incomes above that degree.

It additionally features a one-off $3,000 “price of dwelling” cost for all public staff who signal on.

“That is the place we’ve got, it’s extremely beneficiant, much more beneficiant than New South Wales or Victoria, however we simply wish to pay our nurses and public servants extra instantly,” the Premier instructed media this morning.

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) voted yesterday to demand that the pay supply be upgraded to $4,500, saying the federal government’s supply got here nowhere close to assembly the rising price of dwelling and did nothing to draw new employees.

Nurses and midwives voted yesterday to demand a ten per cent annual pay rise from the federal government.(ABC Information: Keane Bourke)

Affected person ratios on the desk

Nevertheless, the premier mentioned the federal government was working with the nurses’ union in relation to nurse-to-patient ratios.

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