VPA Annual General Meeting Notice
Sep07

VPA Annual General Meeting Notice

Victorian Psychologists Association Inc NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020 The Annual General Meeting of the VPA Inc will be held by ZOOM at 12.30 pm on Thursday 1 October 2020 The meeting will be followed by an Update regarding the progress of bargaining for the renewal of the public sector Agreement and the Forensicare Agreement from the VPA Secretary, Rosemary Kelly Log-in and further details will be provided later. Dr Rosemary...

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Test Isolation Payment
Aug10

Test Isolation Payment

The Premier announced that the Test Isolation Payment will be increased from $300 to $450 to make sure that no one is forced to choose between providing for their family and doing the right thing in getting tested and staying home. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/employee-isolation-payment-covid-19 This information is accessible along with other important information in a number of languages. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/arabic...

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PI Insurance and COVID-19
Aug09

PI Insurance and COVID-19

For many members, it has been necessary for them to work from home and engage their patience and undertake their discipline practice through telehealth. This has raised concerns about coverage of their PI Insurance. The Union’s PI Insurance continues to provide members coverage for members working from home or at other sites away from your usual workplace. Don’t hesitate to contact the Union should you have further questions about...

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Clinical services becoming unsustainable
Mar02

Clinical services becoming unsustainable

One of the big issues that is becoming clearer and of greater concern, especially as we start preparations for the next round of public sector enterprise bargaining, is the impact that unpaid work is having on the sustainability of key clinical services. The intolerance of the broader community plus government (Federal and State) intentions to legislate against ‘wage theft’ has generated pressure on employers outside hospitality on...

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Certification for Medical Scientists
Feb20

Certification for Medical Scientists

Late in 2019 the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists announced the registration of a national certification body for medical laboratory scientists. According to the AIMS, the new governing body will be called the Australian Council for Certification of the Medical Laboratory Scientific Workforce (ACCMLSW) and it will utilise a not-for-profit, limited liability company governance structure that, along with consumer...

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Women’s Rights at Work Festival
Feb19

Women’s Rights at Work Festival

It’s that time of year again – the annual festival for Women’s Rights at Work, WRAW Fest 2020 is starting soon! The Union proudly supports WRAW Fest and we certainly encourage members to get involved and get active. You already know like we do that women play an essential role in society in both paid work and unpaid caring work, and yet it is clear the system is rigged against women. Here are some facts: Two thirds...

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