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Royal Australian Nursing Federation campaign badge

From the Collection of Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Level 1 535 Elizabeth St Melbourne Victoria

Circular white and blue plastic button. Silver metal, plastic-coated, with safety pin fastener adhered to back.

Button printed with 'KEEP NURSES NURSING - Improve Nurses' Conditions' and 'R.A.N.F. [Royal Australian Nursing Federation] Vic. [Victorian] Branch'.
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nursing, industrial action, strike action, unionism, badges, nurses, buttons, pins, campaigning, trade unions, labour history
Historical information
Distributed to nurses during campaigning for improved wages and working conditions in the 1980s, possibly during the historic 1986 Victorian 50-day nurses strike. The Royal Australian Nursing Federation (RANF) became the Australian Nursing Federation in 1989, suggesting that this button is from the late 1980s. Similar to the badges worn in this photo [] from 1986 (see individual on the far right).
When Made
Last updated
11 Apr 2019 at 1:00PM