Australian nurses on strike

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Defying a strike ban, thousands of nurses in Australia city, Sydney, decked in scrubs and surgical masks marched on the state parliament on Tuesday protesting against staff shortages and intolerable working conditions.

They cheered, clapped and chanted their anger at persistent shortages of hospital beds and equipment during the pandemic.

With placards captions “Nurses are not coping” and “‘Thank you doesn’t pay the rent” hitting out at political leaders who they accuse of ignoring their plight.

Australia medical staffs have worked under strict COVID-19 protocols for two years, while trying to carry out daily tasks and roll out an unprecedented vaccination programme.

But in recent months there has been an explosion of coronavirus cases bringing more patients and depleting the ranks as staff get sick or are forced to isolate.

According to New South Wales Nurse and Midwives Association “The community needs to hear the truth, the current staffing levels are inadequate, unsafe and putting patients at risk.”





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