Main Features of the Basis of Settlement
- 4 year agreement, with salary increases operative from 1 November 2012
- $1500 ‘sign on bonus’ for staff employed at
1 November 2012 – pro rata amount for part-time employees
- Salary increase averaging 4.5% from
1 November 2012 with annual increases of 2.5% each 1 November thereafter
- Significant increases in the rates of pay of medical physicists from 1 July 2013 bringing them very close to interstate (NSW) rates
What About Workloads?
Three new clauses on workloads, replacement of staff and dealing with unplanned absences will allow members with the support of the Union, to take effective action to address workload issues.
What About the Changes the Employers Wanted?
Pharmacists rosters – no change
Higher Qualifications Allowances – retained
Scientists Merit Review Process – Retained
Organisational change Schedules – no change
Access to arbitration of disputes – retained
Principal Scientist positions - retained (3 new Principal Scientist positions at Peter Mac named)
What are the Productivity Offsets?
Removal of Clause 22 re Technicians
No double dipping re payment for public holiday
Improved professional development process
Removal of Change of Shift Allowance where there is a 48 hour break between shifts
When will the Money Flow?
The increases under the Agreement will not be paid until the Agreement is approved. This is not likely before March 2013. The new Agreement when drafted needs to be circulated to all employees in our classifications for ballot. The majority of those who vote must vote in favour of the Agreement. The Agreement must then go to Fair Work for approval.