What does the Federal Budget do for you?
May17

What does the Federal Budget do for you?

In essence this year’s federal budget does very little for most Australians. The big ticket items, which were already leaked and discussed in various forums online and in mainstream media, appear to be great but the devil is always in the detail. Unfortunately, those that have will have a direct impact on you, like making childcare more affordable, won’t start until July 2022, well after the next federal election. There has been an...

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Wage theft in pathology
May10

Wage theft in pathology

We are witnessing a very worrying trend in medical pathology laboratories, whether they are public or private. A deliberate strategy of public and private employers to employ scientists as laboratory technicians undermines and exploits people and ultimately hurts Victoria’s health sector and its capacity to care for people. Cases of people with medical science qualifications, sometimes honours degrees, are being employed in public and...

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School Strike for Climate
May07

School Strike for Climate

The Union strongly believes in the need to urgently address climate change. We know that climate change is already having an impact on our health and well-being. We also know that climate change, if left unchecked, will have a profound impact on the future of our planet and the lives of billions of people globally. That’s why the Union is supporting the latest School Strike for Climate rally which will be held on 21 May. We saw the...

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Cutting emissions in health care
May03

Cutting emissions in health care

The need to urgently address climate change is self-evident. We know that climate change is already having an impact on our health and well-being. We also know that climate change, if left unchecked, will have an existential impact on the future of our planet and the lives of billions of people globally. Right now, we’re already seeing in our daily work the impacts climate change is having on the health and well-being of people....

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COVID-19 vaccinations available for healthcare workers

Victorian healthcare workers are currently eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. Eligible workers within phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout includes a range of healthcare workers across health services, private practices and community settings. To confirm that you are eligible, please see the list on the Commonwealth Government’s website here. Bookings can be made by phoning 1800 675 398. Clinics are available in...

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Morrison attacks on super; health services continue behaving badly
Apr26

Morrison attacks on super; health services continue behaving badly

The Morrison Government persists in attacking your superannuation. While there may be some merit in parts of the proposed legislation, for example trying to address the issue of multiple superannuation accounts and underperformance, the legislation as drafted will not deliver these goals and will instead negatively impact you and your superannuation. Some of our key concerns include: The government’s insistence to ‘staple’...

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