Nursing Agreement Victoria

29 Sep

1. How does anMF decide which claims are? Every year, the ANMF and hundreds of our Job Reps and Health and Safety Reps meet at the Annual Delegates Conference. Job Reps and HSRs bring requests solicited and supported by members in their workplace to the conference on improving company agreements, indicators and other topics. The amendments will be debated and put to the vote. If the requests are supported by the majority of delegates, they shall inform the various EBA protocols of the requests that the ANMF forwards to the Branch Council for approval. We also aspire to changes resulting from disputes or difficulties we have encountered with the existing conditions of the EBA and we develop internal ideas to address what we believe will be beneficial for our wider membership. Once this is completed, the revised proposed agreement will be distributed to all staff members who will be affected, with information explaining the changes. This is a complexity that we do not easily control and, in other words, since the agreement applies to more than one employer negotiating together, the Federal Minister of Labour must agree to a “single” agreement. Then, this “application of single interest” must be approved by the Fair Work Commission.

This process is awaiting its conclusion. Once these steps are completed, the proposed EBA will proceed to the vote of all nursing professionals and midwives in the public sector and, if a majority of those voting support the new EBA, an application will be submitted to the Fair Work Commission for approval. After the authorisation, the EBA works legally seven days later. While there is some degree of consistency, salaries and conditions can depend heavily on the state/territory and the specific area of nursing. Hacsu argues that it is psychiatric care and not employment in or in a public psychiatric service that should determine which EBA applies. This proposal does not correspond to the previous terms or to the long-standing operation of the two A.A. 12. Relationship with the EBA for mental health There are two company agreements that apply to public sector nurses (and not midwives), one of which is the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 – to which these improvements relate, and another – the Victorian Public Health Services Agreement 2016-2020, which applies to all employees, who are employed in certain public psychiatric services. This last agreement is due to renegotiation and, as a general rule, we achieve the same results for nurses employed under this EBA. You can find updates from the ANMF`s mental health campaign on anmfvic.asn.au/EBA2020mentalhealthnursing There were some difficulties due to the fact that HACSU did not want the ANMF to be at the table while they discussed non-care requirements. In order to protect the interests of our psychiatric nurse members and the integrity of psychiatric care in public psychiatric services, it is important that ANMF understands the impact of HACSU`s non-care requirements on nurses. In addition, nurses and midwives in public health and private hospitals are usually covered by a company contract that provides for additional salaries and working conditions.

Normally, the next step would be to distribute the proposed 2020-2024 nurses and midwives company agreement to the employees who will be covered, and then a vote will be held in order to obtain a majority in favor of the proposed agreement. The agreement would then be the subject of an application for approval from the Fair Work Commission and become legally applicable seven days after this authorisation. In order to prevent these multiple procedures from further delaying the 2020-2024 nurses and midwives company agreement, ANMF has entered into an agreement with HSU to have the dispute with HACSU settled before a full rule from the Fair Work Commission. . . .