Unpaid work increasing health risks
Dec06

Unpaid work increasing health risks

This year’s No Pay? No Way! Survey has closed and while we are still going through the results and analysing them there are a couple of features of the survey that have almost immediately stuck out. This year we included a couple of new questions designed to get a better of idea of what impact high workloads are having on health and well-being, and mental health and well-being. It is clear from the survey that high workloads have a...

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Health services failing to expand workforces
Nov25

Health services failing to expand workforces

Victoria’s public and private health services are failing all Victorians when they fail to expand the workforces covering our disciplines. And disappointingly it seems like this won’t change until Victoria’s health system becomes unsustainable under the weight of massive increases in demand. What is being revealed from this year’s No Pay? No Way! Survey is that members are still working huge amounts of unpaid work. And it is across...

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Morrison Government attacking freedoms in Australia
Nov18

Morrison Government attacking freedoms in Australia

The Morrison Government is launching unprecedented attacks on our freedoms in Australia. Claiming they’re for our protection against dangerous elements, they represent a severe limiting of our freedoms. And apparently freedoms we have taken for granted for far too long. They are not designed to protect us but to protect big business and Morrison’s corporate mates. Scott Morrison’s union busting bill is designed to silence...

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Government’s flu announcement doesn’t deliver
Nov06

Government’s flu announcement doesn’t deliver

The Medical Scientists Association of Victoria has serious concerns about the flu program announced by the Andrews Government in October to combat the flu and its potential to harm patients in our hospitals. While the Union applauded the introduction of the program to improve patient safety, there are some serious problems with the implementation of the program. While the government has purchased new testing machines, the Andrews...

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Melbourne IVF: Vote NO to the proposed Agreement
Oct28

Melbourne IVF: Vote NO to the proposed Agreement

Management at Melbourne IVF have finally put an Agreement out to scientists to vote on and it remains unacceptable to MSAV members. Initially MIVF was only offering a 2.5% annual increases. The only reason you have received the improved offer of 2.75% annual increases is as a result of your industrial action. Management has now put forward a 3-year agreement with 3 annual 2.75% wage increases instead of the MSAV members’ position...

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Gippsland patients in danger with pathology changes
Oct28

Gippsland patients in danger with pathology changes

The Andrews Labor Government and Gippsland’s large public hospitals continue to put patients in danger by allowing Dorevitch Pathology to continue to down grade and remove services from local pathology laboratories. The Medical Scientists Association of Victoria has an international medical study which shows that the cuts to pathology services in three Gippsland public hospitals will create a very high risk of avoidable patient deaths...

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