The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is the counterpart federal union of the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (the Association).
The ANMF has branches in all states and territories of Australia and its New South Wales Branch is the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation New South Wales Branch (ANMF NSW).
The ANMF NSW and the Association have worked in association with each other for over 20 years. Members of the Association are members of both unions.
With changes to federal industrial laws (commencing with the Howard Government’s introduction of WorkChoices), members working in aged care and private hospitals have been moved into the federal industrial system. From 1 January 2017 the ANMF NSW is the union that will represent members in those sectors.
Members of the NSWNMA may be assisted or represented by employees of the ANMF NSW Branch in either state or federal industrial jurisdictions. ANMF NSW Branch employees have a legal Right of Entry to both state public sector workplaces and private sector workplaces for the purposes of meeting with or assisting NSWNMA and ANMF NSW members.
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