|Public Sector Enterprise Bargaining|
Report Back Meeting
Wednesday 25 July 2012 at 1.00 pm
As public sector members well know, the public sector agreement expired at the end of December 2011. We have been negotiating the terms of a replacement agreement since the beginning of the year with little success to date.
Industrial action in the form of various bans and limitations and the display of union materials is now occurring at the following workplaces:
* VPA ballot still open re psychologists
FQA: Are members who have joined the MSAV, VPA or AHP after the protected action ballot able to take part in industrial action?
A: Yes, all members irrespective of the date they joined are able to take part in industrial action.
The report back meeting on 25 July 2012 will be an opportunity for job representatives and members to hear where we are at in the negotiations and to report back on the current industrial action.
We met with the VHIA and the Department of Health on Friday. At this meeting we put the Union’s position in relation to a range of matters including:
We are also in negotiations over the redrafting of a number of key clauses including the current hours of work clause, which is very poorly worded, especially in relation to ADOs.
Another meeting with the VHIA and the DoH is scheduled for Friday 20 July 2012 at which the employers are to respond, and to put their position on what changes they are seeking to make to the current agreement.
The meeting on 25 July 2012 will be a critical meeting. We will be able to report back on the outcomes of Friday’s negotiations. This is the opportunity for members to discuss the progress of negotiations to date – and where to from here.
You will not lose pay if you attend this meeting
Make sure your department is represented at this meeting as decisions will need to be made regarding the campaign going forward.
Industrial Action is starting to bite in Public Hospitals and Health Services. Members - Keep up the Pressure!