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29-minute video documentary on the history of the Victorian nurses union - The rise and rise of the Victorian nurses' union

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

29 minute video file (.mp4 multimedia format), transferred from original DVD. In colour, with sound. Original distributed (not sold) on DVD.
28 minutes; 44 seconds
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nursing, ratios, 1986 victorian nurses strike, industrial action, industrial relations, labour history, staffing, unionism, nurses, campaigning, organising, documentaries, feminism, victoria, australia
Historical information
The short documentary 'The rise and rise of the Victorian nurses' union' was released on DVD only in 2006. It tells the story of the Branch from its inception, charting major industrial and professional developments for nurses in Victoria over the past century. In particular, it focuses on the shortage of nurses that Victoria experienced from the 1970s to the 1990s, the removal of the 'no-strike' clause from the organisation's rules, the resultant historic 50-day 1986 Victorian nurses' strike and the growth in membership in the context of overall declining union membership in Australia.
When Made
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Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)
Last updated
12 Dec 2019 at 4:36PM