Nurses' and midwives' EB8: Strengthening nursing and midwifery

Mohle, Beth
October 2011
Queensland Nurse;Oct2011, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p3
The author reflects on the negotiations commenced with Queensland Health (QH) for the nurses' and midwives' enterprise bargaining (EB8) agreement in October 2011. She says that the negotiations occurred against the backdrop of the QH payroll disaster and uncertainty to budge the 2.5% wages policy. The author states that the negotiations will strengthen the nurses and midwives in expanding patient health care quality. An overview of the nurses' and midwives' EB8 negotiations is offered.


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