St John of God Hospitals Collective Agreement
The Agreement has been voted on by members, and will now go to Fair Work Australia for approval.
Key features of the Agreement include 3.25% increase in salaries per year over a three year period. The Agreement will expire in 2015. A copy of the Agreement will be available in the member-only pages of the website as soon as it has been approved by FWA.
St John of God Pathology Negotiations are continuing.
Western Private Hospital
We have received an offer from the hospital’s representative which includes wage increases in excess of 3% per annum. We will consult with members about the offer before responding.
The first meeting to negotiate the renewal of the Cabrini collective was held this week. The agreement will cover dietitians, pathology scientists and respiratory scientists; Cabrini is now employing psychologists, so the Agreement will include a new classification structure for psychologists.
Epworth Negotiations for the renewal of the Epworth agreement are to commence next week.
Red Cross Blood Service Negotiations are scheduled to recommence on 4 October 2012.
Radiation Oncology Victoria/Genesis Care
Members employed as medical physicists at ROV/Genesis Care have rejected the employer’s proposal that they enter into individual contracts, rather than renegotiate the current collective agreement - as if a sensible employee would accept an individual contract rather than being under the protection of an Agreement.
We expect progress on the new Agreement to be speedy, as the only outstanding matter is the matching of rates of pay for physicists in Victoria with the rates of pay applicable in NSW and other states.
Negotiations have recommenced, after an interim pay increase of 3.5% was agreed, operative from 1 January 2012.