Nurses at the Cancer Society, supported by their union, the NSF, are continuing their strike in protest at the Society's decision to switch employer organisations to take advantage of a poorer collective agreement. This is the longest strike in the union's history (see first epsucob@NEWS report in issue 10) and the NSF says it is gaining more and more support.
Cancer nurses continue their strike
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(July 2017) Nurses at the Cancer Society, members of the NSF nurses' union, are continuing their strike action. They are taking action in protest at the Cancer Society's failure to guarantee employees' pay and conditions following the decision to join a different employers' organisation. The nurses are travelling around the country to communicate their message and the importance of defending their existing rights on wages and other conditions.
(June 2017) The NSF nurses' union is supporting a strike of its members at the Cancer Society. The union wants to defend its members' pay and conditions and the right to strike in the face of changes introduced by the Cancer Society when it switched its membership to the NHO employers' organisation. The NSF argues that not only does this mean a worsening of the pay and conditions of nurses but gives the Society the right to unilaterally terminate an agreement. The strike is getting widespread support from trade unions and other bodies, including pensioner organisations. EPSU sent a message of