Dec 16

Million-Dollar Nurses Show California’s Struggle to Reduce Payroll Costs (Bloomberg, Dec, 16, 2011):

California (BCAX) has paid Lina Manglicmot $1.5 million since 2005, an average of $253,530 a year, to work as a prison nurse in the agricultural town of Soledad.

Manglicmot is one of 42 state nurses who each made more than $1 million in those six years, mostly by tapping overtime, according to payroll data compiled by Bloomberg News. Together, those nurses collected $47.5 million. In 2008, Manglicmot was paid $331,346, including $211,257 in overtime.

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Feb 24

Your salaries were needed to bailout the banksters.

They got their bonuses and you will be laid of.

Union-funded website reveals big job losses across the NHS, despite coalition MPs’ election campaigns to save services

Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, talks to nurses in the maternity unit at Kingston Hospital. Last week, the hospital cut 500 jobs. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA

More than 50,000 jobs are disappearing from the NHS, according to freedom of information responses, which reveal for the first time the extent of cuts by local health trusts struggling to save £20bn from their budgets.

The survey, by the union-funded website False Economy, represents the most up-to-date picture of the effects of efficiency savings in the NHS and reveals that in England alone, 24,000 posts will be lost in hospitals, another 10,000 will go in primary care trusts and 6,000 will disappear from mental health trusts.

They include doctors, nurses and dentists as well as administrative positions, undermining government pledges to protect frontline services.

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Sep 23

There is no reason for this swine flu hype:
Expert: Swine flu death rate similar to seasonal flu

Swine Flu can easily be prevented and treated with Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Propolis, MMS, Herbs, Vitamin D etc.

Epidemic Influenza And Vitamin D (Flashback)

Ask David Rockefeller why he will never take any vaccine and ask him why he has all the time his personal homeopath around. (A friend reminded me on this fact lately.)

This is the same David Rockefeller that is a very important player behind Big Pharma.

Photo credit: Ed Betz | Rob Kozik, a registered nurse in Stony Brook University Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit, doesn’t want the government to force him to be vaccinated against H1N1 swine flu.

Dozens of Long Island nurses – many from Stony Brook University Medical Center – plan to rally with health care workers from across the state next week in Albany to protest a state regulation that mandates they be vaccinated for swine flu or lose their jobs.

The New York State Department of Health issued an emergency regulation in August that requires all health care workers in hospitals, public health clinics, hospices and in home health care be immunized against seasonal and swine flu. But it is the mandated swine flu shot that has angered the workers, who claim the vaccine has not been fully tested.

The New York State Nurses Association, which represents 37,000 nurses, supports opposition to mandatory vaccination.

“We as an organization have not questioned the safety of the vaccine,” said Nancy Webber, spokeswoman for the association. “We see this as an issue of workers’ rights.”

The Public Employees Federation, which represents 9,000 nurses statewide and 3,000 health care workers – nurses and others – at Stony Brook alone, agrees with the nurses’ group.

Nurses say they were never consulted before officials wrote the regulation.

“This vaccine has not been clinically tested to the same degree as the regular flu vaccine,” said Tara Accavallo, a registered nurse in Stony Brook’s neonatal intensive care unit, the division that has produced a number of protesters. “If something happens to me, if I get seriously injured from this vaccine, who’s going to help me?”

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