FYI- International news from NNU

The following news stories are collected and distributed by:
Kenneth S. Zinn
Political Director
National Nurses United (NNU)
(NNU is the US equivalent of CFNU)

USA/Sierra Leone

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/no-confirmed-ebola-cases-in-us-120914#1

Headline: No Confirmed Ebola Cases in US, but Virus Still Rages in Sierra Leone
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Australia

http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2014/12/10/aged-care-spared-governments-gp-co-payment/

Headline: Aged care spared government’s GP co-payment
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Australia

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/25707518/warranties-run-out-at-new-hospital/

Headline: Warranties run out at new hospital
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Australia

Headline: On the many ways that federal policies are hitting Tasmanians’ health
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Brazil

http://www.fatimanews.com.br/saude/enfermeiros-podem-parar-amanha-no-hospital-evangelico-de/164674/

Manchete: Enfermeiros podem parar amanhã no Hospital Evangélico de Dourados

Headline: Nurses can strike tomorrow at Dourados Evangelical Hospital
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Brazil

http://www.gazetainfo.com.br/ns/ultimas-noticias.php?titulo=Enfermeiros-da-Santa-Casa-decidem-esperar-mais-dois-dias-por-sal-riosr=ultimas_noticias&id=74085

Manchete: Enfermeiros da Santa Casa decidem esperar mais dois dias por salários

Headline: Santa Casa nurses decide to wait two more days for wages
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Canada

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/health-care-workplace-violence-an-epidemic-says-161659880.html

Headline: Health care workplace violence an epidemic, says Ontario nurses’ union leader
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Canada

http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1231277/significant-strides-made-in-addressing-alberta-nurses-ebola-concerns-union-head-says/

Headline: ‘Significant strides’ made in addressing Alberta nurses’ Ebola concerns, union head says
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Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-unions-urge-jim-prentice-not-to-cut-public-services-1.2869012

Headline: Alberta unions urge Jim Prentice not to cut public services
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Canada

http://www.cfra.com/HealthCP/Article.aspx?id=446440

Headline: Nova Scotia bill shrinking number of health unions violates constitution: unions
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Canada

http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2014-12-09/article-3969480/Showing-support/1

Headline: Showing Support
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Canada

https://soundcloud.com/cbc-edmonton/er-crunch

Headline: ER crunch
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Canada

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/health-care-workplace-violence-an-epidemic-says-161659880.html

Headline: Health care workplace violence an epidemic, says Ontario nurses union leader

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Canada
http://ht.ly/FIIJE
Headline: Alberta unions urge Jim Prentice not to cut public services
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Canada
http://www.journaldequebec.com/2014/12/09/victoire-historique-des-infirmieres
Titre: Victoire historique des infirmières

Headline: Nurses’ historic victory
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Canada

http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/politique-quebecoise/201412/15/01-4828520-offres-de-quebec-les-syndicats-crient-au-vol-de-leurs-acquis.php
Titre: Offres de Québec: les syndicats crient au vol de leurs acquis

Headline: Quebec offers: unions shout theft of their acquired
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Canada
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/politique/2014/12/15/004-reactions-syndicats-offres-quebec-convention-collective.shtml
Titre: Fronde syndicale après les offres du gouvernement
Headline: union sling after government offers
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Costa Rica
http://www.nacion.com/nacional/gobierno/Albino-Vargas-Presidente-Solis-historia_0_1456854399.html
Titular: Albino Vargas: "Presidente Solís pasa a la historia"
Headline: Albino Vargas: “President Solís became history”
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Iran
http://www.iranmanif.org/index.php/manifestation/4512-iran-les-infirmieres-manifestent-contre-les-bas-salaires
Titre: Iran: Les infirmières manifestent contre les bas salaires
Headline: Iran: Nurses protest against low wages
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Ireland

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/hse-boss-disturbed-documentary-undercover-inspections-brought-233839064.html#il2mJUz

Headline: ‘Detached, isolated and ill-informed HSE’ at play in Áras Attracta, says nurses group
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Ireland

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/nurses-ask-public-to-support-lunchtime-protest-653492.html

Headline: Nurses ask public to support lunchtime protest
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Ireland
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/its-disgusting-nurses-at-breaking-point-over-41-patients-on-beaumont-trollies-30803821.html
Headline: ‘It’s disgusting’ – nurses at breaking point over 41 patients on Beaumont trollies
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Ireland
http://www.sundayworld.com/top-stories/news/shocking-scenes-as-patients-forced-to-wait-on-trollies
Headline: Shocking scenes as patients forced to wait on trollies in our hospitals
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Ireland

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/inmo-calls-for-hospital-to-go-off-call-to-ease-overcrowding-654275.html

Headline: INMO calls for hospital to go off-call to ease overcrowding
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Israel

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4602416,00.html

Headline: Israel’s health system in critical condition
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Mexico

http://www.milenio.com/region/enfermeras_no_protestaran_0_427757486.html
Titular: Enfermeras de Jalisco no se sumarán a protestas

Headline: Nurses of Jalisco won’t join protests
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Mexico

http://www.milenio.com/estados/enfermeras_Acapulco-marcha_enfermeras_Acapulco-enfermeras_profesional_0_426557470.html

Titular: Marchan enfermeras en Acapulco

Headline: Nurses march in Acapulco
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Mexico

http://sipse.com/fotogalerias/marchan-enfermeros-contra-reforma-laboral-1599.html

Titular: Marchan enfermeros contra reforma laboral

Headline: Nurses march against labor reform
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Pakistan

http://tribune.com.pk/story/801156/nursing-in-pakistan-handle-with-care/

Headline: Nursing in Pakistan: Handle with care
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Portugal

http://semanal.omirante.pt/index.asp?idEdicao=682&id=105449&idSeccao=12146&Action=noticia#.VI-fS3sl_T8

Manchete: Hospital de Santarém autorizado a contratar mais 60 enfermeiros

Headline: Santarém Hospital authorized to hire 60 more nurses
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Portugal

http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/nacional/sociedade/detalhe/enfermeiro_fica_25_dias_sem_folga.html
Manchete: Enfermeiro fica 25 dias sem folga

Headline: Nurse gets 25 days without clearance
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Spain

http://www.redaccionmedica.com/autonomias/madrid/enfermeria-pide-a-la-comunidad-mas-posibilidades-para-conciliar-la-vida-familiar-y-laboral-5350

Titular: Satse pide a la Comunidad más posibilidades para conciliar la vida familiar y labora

Headline: SATSE asks of the community more possibilities to reconcile familiar and work life
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UK
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/labour-warns-of-skills-gap-after-exodus-of-senior-nurses-from-nhs-9909274.html
Headline: Labour warns of skills gap after exodus of senior nurses from NHS
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UK
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11650008.Nurse_Bill_seeks_to_set_safe_staffing_levels_on_wards/
Headline: Nurse Bill seeks to set safe staffing levels on wards
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UK

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/exhausted-nurse-who-took-life-4812676

Headline: Exhausted nurse who took his own life was working 12 hour days with no time for food
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USA
http://wamc.org/post/union-nurses-set-picket-over-staffing-levels-work-environment-bmc
Headline: Union Nurses Set To Picket Over Staffing Levels, Work Environment At BMC
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USA
http://www.sbsun.com/opinion/20141207/nurses-strike-is-about-preserving-san-bernardino-county-patient-care-guest-commentary
Headline: Nurses’ strike is about preserving San Bernardino County patient care: Guest commentary
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USA
http://bringmethenews.com/2014/12/08/lawmaker-to-push-for-tougher-penalties-for-assaulting-health-care-workers/
Headline: Lawmakers to push for tougher penalties for assaulting health care workers
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USA
http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3646463.shtml
Headline: Nurses protest against Berkshire Medical Center
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USA
http://wwlp.com/2014/12/10/health-official-nurse-staffing-law-to-include-neonatal-icu/
Headline: Health official: Nurse staffing law to include neonatal ICU
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USA
http://www.iberkshires.com/story/48081/BMC-Nurses-Picket-For-Increased-Staffing-.html
Headline: BMC Nurses Picket For Increased Staffing
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USA

http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/nurses-plan-picket-contract-disputes/
Headline: Nurses Plan Picket Over Contract Disputes
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USA
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_27107022/healthalliance-hold-patient-safety-vigil-today
Headline: Health Alliance to hold ‘patient safety’ vigil today
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USA
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/nurs-d11.html
Headline: California nurses strike at San Bernardino Hospitals
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USA
http://washingtonjewishweek.com/17601/ebola-nurses-demand-better-protection/
Headline: Ebola nurses demand better protection
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USA
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/12/05/18765108.php
Headline: Nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Ready to Strike to Stop Erosion in Patient Care
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USA
http://www.montereyherald.com/health/20141208/svmh-nurses-vote-to-authorize-strike
Headline: SVMH nurses vote to authorize strike
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USA
http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/news_blog/memorial-hospital-nurses-vote-to-authorize-a-strike/article_bdb060ec-7efd-11e4-8fc6-9bb4a4012718.html
Headline: Memorial Hospital nurses vote to authorize a strike.
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USA

http://www.capenews.net/falmouth/news/nurses-picket-against-float-pool-mandatory-overtime/article_e0bc3e94-81a5-11e4-88bb-e301a71bb3c5.html

Headline: Nurses Picket Against Float Pool, Mandatory Overtime
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USA
http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/50-of-the-most-powerful-people-in-healthcare-2015.html
Headline: 50 of the most powerful people in healthcare
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USA
http://www.pe.com/articles/patients-755929-hospital-strike.html
Headline: COLTON: Nurses’ strike begins at Arrowhead Regional
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USA
http://www.pe.com/articles/nurses-756007-outside-colton.html
Headline: COLTON: Nurses strike set to end; no new talks on tap
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USA
http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20141210/striking-san-bernardino-county-nurses-set-to-return-to-work-thursday
Headline: Striking San Bernardino County nurses set to return to work Thursday
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USA

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20141209/hundreds-of-county-nurses-strike-at-arrowhead-regional-medical-center-in-colton
Headline: Hundreds of county nurses strike at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton
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USA

http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20141208/NEWS/141209819
Headline: Nurses strike looms at ARMC
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USA
http://www.capecodtimes.com/article/20141210/NEWS/141219946/101017/BIZ
Headline: Hospitals’ nurses plan picket
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USA
http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20141209/san-bernardino-county-patients-moved-for-2-day-nurses-strike

Headline: San Bernardino County patients moved for 2-day nurses strike
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USA
http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/money/2014/12/09/dennis-taylor-ceo-pay-hinders-svmh-labor-strife/20154795/
Headline: Dennis Taylor: CEO pay hinders SVMH in labor strife
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USA
http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20141210/striking-san-bernardino-county-nurses-set-to-return-to-work-Thursday

Headline: Striking San Bernardino County nurses set to return to work Thursday
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USA

http://www.pe.com/articles/nurses-756007-outside-colton.html

Headline: COLTON: Nurses strike set to end; no new talks on tap
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USA

http://photos.berkshireeagle.com/2014/12/10/photos-bmc-nurses-protest-inadequate-staffing/#1

Headline: PHOTOS: Massachusetts Nurses Association pickets BMC for inadequate staffing
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USA

http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20141211/NEWS01/141219985
Headline: Health official: NICUs fall under nurse staffing law
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USA

http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/article_a68dfedc-8160-11e4-af4f-0b7024bc8f1f.html

Headline: Nurses strike for two days at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
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USA

http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/12/10/coal-plants-petcoke-remain-hot-issues-in-chicago-elections/

Headline: Coal plants, petcoke remain hot issues in Chicago elections
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USA
http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/12/15/nurses-new-york-methodist-hospital-rally-%E2%80%98safe-staffing%E2%80%99
Headline: Nurses at New York Methodist Hospital rally for ‘safe staffing’
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USA
http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/12/10/coal-plants-petcoke-remain-hot-issues-in-chicago-elections/
Headline: Coal plants, petcoke remain hot issues in Chicago elections

Kenneth S. Zinn
Political Director
National Nurses United

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