No Pay? No Way! Survey 2019
Oct21

No Pay? No Way! Survey 2019

The Union keeps working to fight for increased staff as demands on the public health system continue skyrocketing. Because of the Union’s continued advocacy around workforce issues, the State Government has become more acutely aware of workload issues, stress related injuries, rostering problems and ineffective management. To make our advocacy work even stronger, the Union wants to continue building a better understanding of the...

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Biometric data never needed
Oct21

Biometric data never needed

The recent cyber-attack on hospitals across regional Victoria highlights that many of the systems we rely on in our health care system are quite vulnerable to these sorts of attacks. It has also highlighted the problems with efforts by some employers to introduce biometric scanning and why the collection and use of biometric data is not needed and should never be allowed. The Union has been tackling this issue at Monash Health....

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Hospital Pharmacists’ on Victoria’s Mental Health System
Sep30

Hospital Pharmacists’ on Victoria’s Mental Health System

Rosemary Kelly attended a roundtable on behalf of the Association of Hospital Pharmacists on the role of allied health professionals in the provision of mental health services as part of the Victorian Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The Roundtable was Chaired by Dr Alex Cockram one of the three Commissioners. The AHP was invited to provide information about the critical role played by clinical pharmacists in...

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Adding injury to insulting workloads
Sep30

Adding injury to insulting workloads

During 2018, the Union undertook to survey all of its members about the impacts and extent of unpaid work. We have been undertaking this research for a number of years in order to better understand the nature and impact of unpaid work. Unpaid work is defined as that work done outside of rostered hours without payment, including overtime penalties applied. Unpaid work is a very accurate measure of workload and work stress in any...

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Taking action on the climate emergency
Sep09

Taking action on the climate emergency

Climate change threatens our health by increasing the risks of heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and storms, displacing people and straining our health and food systems. We are facing a climate emergency. Not only are there direct physical health and well-being issues associated with the climate emergency but there are growing concerns around the mental health and well-being of people, especially younger people, who are facing an...

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March for Climate Action
Aug26

March for Climate Action

The Union strongly believes that climate change is union business. We know that climate change threatens our health by increasing the risks of heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and storms, displacing people and straining our health systems. We are facing a climate emergency. On 20 September students across Australia and the world will start a week of climate emergency activism starting with a huge strike action. The Union fully supports...

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