Public hospitals and private pathology providers
Jan18

Public hospitals and private pathology providers

Recent reporting from the Australian Financial Review shows that Capital Crescent, the private equity firm that owns Australian Clinical Labs, is experiencing some big financial problems. And they aren’t the first private pathology company to experience financial problems. But what happens to the delivery of pathology in public hospitals when private pathology providers cut staff and services; or worse, go out of business? We’ve...

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Looking ahead in 2018
Jan17

Looking ahead in 2018

If 2017 was a big year we expect 2018 to be an even bigger year. This year we will work hard to bed down our new Public Sector agreement and start putting into action the important new provisions that we secured together. (We’re still celebrating the outstanding result of the agreement ballot.) In particular we want to ensure that the provisions around backfilling leave are fully utilised and tested. These provisions were included...

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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year to all of our members and supporters. We’re back for a huge 2018 on 8 January.  

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Happy Holidays
Dec22

Happy Holidays

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Public Sector EBA: Another Successful Vote
Dec18

Public Sector EBA: Another Successful Vote

Despite the hiccup causing us to have to put our new agreement to a vote again, it has been overwhelmingly supported (again) with it being voted up with 98% voting YES! And despite the short time frame to lodge your vote we actually increased the number of people voting in the ballot. As we highlighted when it first came to light there was a technical problem in the Fair Work Commission with final approval for the agreement, we have...

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Unpaid work and professionalism
Dec11

Unpaid work and professionalism

A couple of weeks ago we “celebrated” Go Home on Time Day. It’s a great day to remind every Australian worker about what they’re actually contributing in unpaid work; and in the last year workers contributed over $100 billion in unpaid work. That’s a lot of extra time given to employers, while we’re repeatedly told Australia’s workforce is too unproductive and doesn’t deserve a real increase in wages. And it’s a far cry from the usual...

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