Clinical Labs undermining regional healthcare
Aug21

Clinical Labs undermining regional healthcare

The Union has fears that any regional centre with a public hospital that has pathology services provided by Australian Clinical Labs will soon be unable to safely offer even the most basic healthcare as Clinical Labs cuts more scientists from their regional labs. Over recent years Clinical Labs has been systematically slashing the scientific workforce in its regional public hospital labs, redirected work to Melbourne and Geelong while...

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Community Health Sector Agreement Approved
Aug20

Community Health Sector Agreement Approved

At long last we have some great news for our hard working members in the Community Health Sector. The new Community Health Sector Agreement has finally been approved by the Fair Work Commission. This is great news for members who have been waiting (many) months for the Commission to approve the agreement. The new agreement will come into full force from 23 August with all the benefits flowing on from that date. If you have any...

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Morrison attacks Unions and workers’ rights
Aug20

Morrison attacks Unions and workers’ rights

Our members are the people who work tirelessly to deliver quality care and give support to our communities, day in and day out. They are the dietitian sharing a cuppa with your grandma; the scientist that diagnosed your loved one’s health problem; the pharmacist making sure you have the right medications; the psychologist that helps you on your road to recovery. For many of our members, you carry out this important work while...

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Clinical Labs cuts and runs at Colac Hospital
Aug02

Clinical Labs cuts and runs at Colac Hospital

The Medical Scientists Association of Victoria fears that Colac Hospital will have to cease offering its full range of clinical services as Clinical Labs announces it is closing the pathology laboratory at Colac Hospital. Clinical Labs notified the MSAV that it will close the pathology laboratory and walk away from the hospital shifting work to Geelong and a greater reliance on point-of-care testing which is notoriously inaccurate and...

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Success at Dorevitch Pathology
Jul15

Success at Dorevitch Pathology

We have some terrific news for our members at Dorevitch Pathology – you have a new agreement and it starts today (14 July)! Yes that’s right you have a new agreement! After spending 12 years working to get the management back to the negotiating table, it took the departure of key people and the increase in MSAV membership for the new agreement to be reached. Senior management at Healius & Dorevitch Pathology came kicking and...

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VPA Inc submission to Mental Health Royal Commission
Jul09

VPA Inc submission to Mental Health Royal Commission

The VPA Inc. has made its own submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The Victorian Psychologists Association Inc welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Royal Commission, with the aim of making recommendations that will improve the access, assessment and treatment of Victorians experiencing mental illness who present to Victorian public mental health services. The VPA Inc. wants to...

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