5 Aug 2021

Midwives striking and marching on Monday

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 5 August 2021

Midwives are planning a strike and march on Monday to highlight their lack of pay and poor working conditions.

It's unlikely however, that many will actually be able to leave their live-preserving jobs without putting patients at risk due to the staff shortages they are wanting to  highlight.

To explain the way the strikes are being co-ordinated to make sure patients are still safe while midwives march, MERAS co-leader Caroline Conroy talks to Jesse about they are wanting to change for their sector.

Cropped image of a midwife measuring blood pressure of a pregnant woman

Photo: 123RF

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