Enterprise Agreement workload rights not infected by COVID-19
Oct12

Enterprise Agreement workload rights not infected by COVID-19

With workloads exploding in many of our services because of the pandemic it is timely to remind members that rights, including enterprise agreement entitlements, still apply. The latest surge in COVID-19 cases and the numbers of people seeking to get tested has generated a new level of high workload, and sadly this difficult situation is very likely to worsen before it eases. We know all too well that high pandemic workloads, just...

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About the new VPA Secretary
Oct11

About the new VPA Secretary

Thank you to members for supporting my nomination as Secretary. I wanted to share a little about myself, and about what I believe, particularly for those who may not have met me yet. I believe in unions. Every day when our union supports members, we are working towards correcting the imbalance of power which exists in workplaces. When we support members to, recover an underpayment or when we support a psychologist returning from...

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Vaccine mandate and Victorian CHO Orders
Oct06

Vaccine mandate and Victorian CHO Orders

The Union supports COVID vaccination, a position that we have held since earlier this year when various vaccinations were approved for use. As a Union firstly, we support science and the science that stands behind the vaccines, and secondly, we support that vaccinations will make our workplaces safer. For these reasons the Union strongly encourages members to get a COVID-19 vaccine. We continue to witness misinformation being spread...

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Changes in Leadership Roles
Oct04

Changes in Leadership Roles

At the VPA’s Annual General Meeting last week, members elected a new secretary. Congratulations to Lisa Alcock for being elected as the new secretary of the Victorian Psychologists Association. We are also excited to announce that Matt Hammond has been appointed as Vice President of the Medical Scientists Association of Victoria and Assistant Secretary of the HSU #4 Victoria Branch.

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Thank you Dr Rosemary Kelly
Sep27

Thank you Dr Rosemary Kelly

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Dr Rosemary Kelly who is retiring from the Union. Rosemary has without doubt made a massive and extraordinary contribution to the Union and the union movement. She has been a tireless and fearless advocate for members since coming to the Union in the 1990s. Rosemary has been described as an iron fist in a velvet glove, a description we definitely agree with. She has made sure that members’...

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Save the Date: MSAV/HSU #4 Annual General Meetings

The MSAV/HSU Victoria #4 Branch Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th October 2021.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the AGM will be delivered online. Details and additional information will be sent to members closer to the date of the meetings. The HSU Victoria #4 Branch Annual General Meeting will be held at 12:30pm with the MSAV Annual General Meeting to be held at 1:00pm.   Members can access the HSU #4 Annual...

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