Clinical Labs leaving Geelong Hospital in the dark
Mar29

Clinical Labs leaving Geelong Hospital in the dark

The Union fears that Clinical Labs is putting patients at risk at Geelong Hospital due to staffing cuts and the continued use of reporting software that is not compatible with the hospitals systems. The Union claims that the incompatible software systems are often resulting in lengthy delays for Geelong Hospital medical staff accessing patient results. Pathology testing that should be completed within a day is now taking up to seven...

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7 reasons to join the VPA Inc.
Mar22

7 reasons to join the VPA Inc.

Joining your Union is essential to having a healthy workplace. By joining the VPA Inc you’re helping to ensure you and your colleagues have a stronger voice to protect your rights at work and when bargaining for a new agreement. It also means we’re able to do more to protect your profession and deliver even more benefits. Together we are stronger! Here are 7 reasons you should join the VPA Inc today! 1. Your Rights at Work Your rights...

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Huge news for AHP Members
Mar20

Huge news for AHP Members

We have some big news; some really, really big news. In fact it’s huge news. As of April your membership includes Professional Indemnity insurance if you’re working in any Victorian hospital. That’s right! Not only will you get access to professional support to protect and advance your rights at work, your membership will now include Professional Indemnity insurance. Our policy, which meets Pharmacy Board requirements, means you’re...

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Save the Date: VPA Professional Development
Mar20

Save the Date: VPA Professional Development

VPA PD Wednesday 10 May 2017 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm Do you want to hear about the implementation of the Victorian 10 Year Mental Health Plan and the work of the Workforce Reference Group established by the Minister? The VPA is represented on the Workforce Reference Group by Dr Rosemary Kelly and one of the key projects of the Workforce Reference Group is to look at the attraction and retention of workers in public mental health...

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Bargaining at Forensicare
Mar02

Bargaining at Forensicare

While the negotiations at Forensicare haven’t attracted the same level of attention as our public sector bargaining, members at Forensicare can take pride in having won a new agreement with improved conditions. The VPA Inc. was able to secure enhancements for psychologists which were finally agreed to by VHIA and Forensicare. It’s worth noting that they have agreed to apply the new psychologists EBA rates from 1 October 2016 with...

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More on Bargaining at Monash IVF
Mar02

More on Bargaining at Monash IVF

The Union is aware that Monash IVF management want to organise meetings with scientists in Melbourne. We expressed our concern to management that the proposed ‘workshops’ were an attempt to try to bargain and negotiate with you directly, put you under pressure to agree with them, and cut the MSAV out of representing you. We have been subsequently informed that: Monash IVF does not see the workshop proposed as a bargaining meeting...

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