QNUQueensland Nurses Union
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The Liberal National Party government also made it very difficult for the QNU to represent its members with unprecedented restrictions on right of entry to hospitals, and the rights of its members to attend union meetings, conferences and training.
On Monday, the QNU and the Labor candidate blamed Queensland Health for job losses in 2012- 13.
Five barriers identified through consultation with the QNU and informed by the literature were offered.
In 1986 the QNU was but one of about ten unions preparing action against the government on behalf of Aboriginal members.
Beth Mohle says the QNU will continue to campaign until the laws are also rolled out to aged care and private facilities.
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation QNU Branch
During the election campaign the QNU ran TV ads that highlighted the negative impacts understaffing has had on patients, nurses and midwives throughout the state.
Dr Aiken told the QNU symposium there was "huge variation" in mortality rates between hospitals within each country.
QNU secretary Beth Mohle says the government has made the right decision in line with overwhelming evidence that shows privatised public hospitals are either more expensive to run, lead to reduced services or eventually require the introduction of patient fees, as private operators cream a profit margin off the contract payment.
QNU General Secretary Beth Mohle said the letter was an attempt to stop the union protesting against the privatisation of the states health sector.