Climate Change and Health
Apr16

Climate Change and Health

Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to the health of Australians and people across the world, particularly those people who already face health inequities. Nearly 50 health and civil society organisations, including the MSAV, and 20 scientists and health leaders have signed an Open Letter to all candidates for this year’s federal election calling for effective action on climate change for the health of the community. We...

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Marching for Job Security and Fair Wages
Apr02

Marching for Job Security and Fair Wages

Australia’s workplace rules are well and truly broken. It’s evident when private sector employers can effectively freeze wages as they drag out bargaining or refuse to negotiate a new agreement. It’s evident when young people are being regularly exploited as they’re not paid properly or have their wages stolen. It’s also evident the rules are broken when workers can’t withdraw their labour while employers can sue workers and unions...

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Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Raffle
Mar27

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Raffle

Need a holiday? It’s Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA raffle time! The annual raffle raised more than $60,000 last year. Your support is vital in keeping Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA independent, effective and strong, and helps build unions and social movements. As well as knowing your money goes to great things, you’ll be in the draw for some terrific prizes. FIRST PRIZE: Take the holiday of your dreams with an $8,000 travel voucher. Can be used...

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2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium
Mar26

2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

The 2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium will be held from Monday 28th – Wednesday 30th October at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia. Australians living and working in rural and remote areas are only able to access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of those in urban areas. This inequality poses serious risks for a large population of Australians, resulting in increased...

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New Agreement at Dorevitch
Mar25

New Agreement at Dorevitch

After 12 years of working hard to get Dorevitch to the negotiating table we finally have a new agreement. Since 2007 the MSAV has worked hard alongside delegates and members to secure a new Agreement that provides significant wage increases and preserves conditions of employment. The ballot for your approval of the new Agreement received an overwhelming 97% Yes vote. The new agreement delivers a substantial increase in pay of 22% over...

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Researching Pay Equity
Mar13

Researching Pay Equity

The Union is teaming up with RMIT to undertake research into pay equity. The research project will help shed a light on the growing concerns about pay equity in Victoria’s health services. This isn’t just about the growing gap in pay but also to look at what happens to pay equity when women work part-time or casual; and what happens after returning to work from maternity leave or the transition to retirement. Ethics approval has now...

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