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Australian Nursing Federation campaign badge

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

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

Badge printed with 'hands off nurses' awards!' and 'AUSTRALIAN NURSING FEDERATION'.
Object Registration
B039
Keywords
nurses, nursing, unionism, badges, buttons, pins, trade unions, labour history, australian nursing federation, wages, working conditions, employment
Historical information
Button distributed to and worn by Australian Nursing Federation members campaigning against changes to nurses awards. The minimum wages and conditions an employee is entitled to are set out in awards (also known as modern awards). Awards don’t apply when an employer has an enterprise agreement or other registered agreement and the employee is covered by it.

The Royal Australian Nursing Federation became the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) in 1989, and then became the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation in 2013, suggesting this badge is from the 1990s or early 2000s.
When Made
[1990s-2000s?]
Last updated
11 Apr 2019 at 2:05PM