200,000 registered nurses are jobless

By Nelson C. Badilla/manilatimes.net – Over 200,000 registered nurses are jobless as the Aquino administration failed to increase the number of nurses in the government hospitals. Gloria Amariego, chief nurse at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), said the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) have been urging the Aquino administration through the Read more »

PH nurses unite to fight contractualization

By Annelle Tayao-Juego/Philippine Daily Inquirer – After a year of working in government-run Biliran Provincial Hospital, Jane (who requested that her full name not be published) was ready to call it quits. Hired as a “casual employee” with no benefits and job security, the 22-year-old said she was looking forward Read more »

Filipino nurses want equal education recognition in Canada

By Jhong de la Cruz/inquirer.net – A support group for Philippine-trained nurses is launching a petition drive to ask nursing governing bodies to recognize Filipinos’ nursing education as comparable to that of Canadian registered nurses. Calling themselves Pinoy Nurses IEN-NNAS Application for Canadian Registration, members of the group have become Read more »

Hurdles cleared but disillusionment, homesickness prompt Filipino health workers to exit Japan

By Ronron Calunsod/japantimes.co.jp – A number Filipino nurses and caregivers who seized the opportunity to train in Japan to work there have ended up returning to the Philippines, including some who passed the tough licensing exam. “The journey to becoming a nurse in Japan was indeed a mission impossible. Read more »

Kuwait to hire 2K Filipino nurses with $900 entry-level salary

via filipinotimes.ae – Job openings are aplenty for more than 2,000 Filipino nurses in Kuwait, according to Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc (PASEI). Filipino nurses can easily draw a minimum monthly salary of $900 at the entry level itself, GMA News quoted PASEI President Elsa Villa. Villa said that Read more »

Filipino Nurses Come To East Sussex

via heart.co.uk – The Trust has welcomed a group of 13 Filipino nurses who have arrived to take up staff nurse positions at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. The nurses will spend a week being introduced into the organisation and will then start working on the wards. This will initially Read more »

Filipino nurses to plug staff shortages in Lincolnshire

via bbc.com – Managers are recruiting 131 Filipino nurses to fill staff shortages at hospitals in Lincolnshire. Previously the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has hired nurses from Greece, Spain and Portugal. An international support nurse will be put in place to help them adjust to life in the Read more »

Recruitment firms not allowed to deploy Pinoy health workers to Japan –POEA

via gmanetwork.com – Filipinos who are looking for work abroad as nurses and caregivers have been warned against dealing with private recruitment agencies offering them job opportunities in Japan. In a statement Friday, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said private recruitment agencies are not allowed to Read more »

Ambassador: Nurses among 500 Filipinos losing their jobs in Qatar

By Peter Kovessy/dohanews.co – Nearly two dozen Filipino nurses have been laid off by healthcare centers operated by Qatar’s government, the Philippines ambassador to Doha has said. The remarks are the latest confirmation of layoffs at Hamad Medical Corp. (HMC), which come at a time when the country’s healthcare system Read more »

Duped Filipino nurses back from Kuwait

via inquirer.net – Twenty-one overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returned to the Philippines on Monday after they were made to work as caregivers instead of nurses as what was indicated in their contracts. A report from the Arab Times said the Filipinos were victims of contract switching. The report said the Read more »