Government signs off on agreement
Aug23

Government signs off on agreement

We have great news. The Andrews Government has finally signed off on our agreement – at last! It’s taken much longer than we’d hope to have the Government sign off. But now that it has finally happened it means the new agreement will be put to you to vote on soon. We’re excited about the new agreement. We worked hard during negotiations to ensure the key issues that members like you highlighted were included in our new agreement. Here...

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VPA: Professional Development Seminar
Aug22

VPA: Professional Development Seminar

The next VPA PD seminar will be held on Wednesday 13 September 2017 from 2pm to 4.30pm at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Hughes Room – 250-290 Spring St, East Melbourne. The theme for the Seminar will be Anger Management with the main speaker being Dr Tony McHugh. More details will be announced as soon as possible but in the meantime make sure you save your spot and RSVP today for the next VPA Professional...

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Marriage Equality: The Union says Yes
Aug22

Marriage Equality: The Union says Yes

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Our Climate, Our Health
Aug10

Our Climate, Our Health

Health professionals launched the Our Climate, Our Health campaign in Parliament House in June. Like you, the Union knows that climate change is union business and that’s why we’re part of the Our Climate, Our Health campaign. As part of the launch of the campaign, health professionals from around Australia asked Labor, Liberals, and Greens to support the Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-Being and take...

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Andrews Government failing health workers on latest agreement
Aug09

Andrews Government failing health workers on latest agreement

The Union is extremely disappointed that the Andrews Government continues to sit on its hands to approve the new enterprise agreement for the State’s medical scientists, psychologists and pharmacists. The Union worked with public hospitals and their representatives to reach agreement on key terms and conditions and now the Andrews Government is taking longer to sign off on the new agreement than it took to negotiate and draft the...

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Medicine Shortages and Workloads
Aug08

Medicine Shortages and Workloads

The Society for Hospital Pharmacists Australia released a report in June on medicine shortages in Australian hospitals. According to the report, the most commonly reported shortages of medicines included antimicrobials and anaesthetics/analgesia. But the report also highlighted the troubling increase in workloads that medicine shortages create. Managing medicine shortages creates additional workloads as individual pharmacy departments...

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