Assistance while Union works remotely
Mar25

Assistance while Union works remotely

With the announcement by the Premier that non-essential business activity will be shut down, the Union has made the decision that staff will work remotely beginning 24 March 2020. Staff will work remotely in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure and spread and to comply with the direction being taken by the Premier on the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer. The Union continues to operate with our staff working remotely....

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Clinical services becoming unsustainable
Mar02

Clinical services becoming unsustainable

One of the big issues that is becoming clearer and of greater concern, especially as we start preparations for the next round of public sector enterprise bargaining, is the impact that unpaid work is having on the sustainability of key clinical services. The intolerance of the broader community plus government (Federal and State) intentions to legislate against ‘wage theft’ has generated pressure on employers outside hospitality on...

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Certification for Medical Scientists
Feb20

Certification for Medical Scientists

Late in 2019 the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists announced the registration of a national certification body for medical laboratory scientists. According to the AIMS, the new governing body will be called the Australian Council for Certification of the Medical Laboratory Scientific Workforce (ACCMLSW) and it will utilise a not-for-profit, limited liability company governance structure that, along with consumer...

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No Pay? No Way!
Jan23

No Pay? No Way!

Over the past decade staff reductions forced through budget cuts has caused workloads to steadily increase. Health managers have long stopped thinking about how we cope with extra work. We are just expected to do more and more work in the same amount of time. In 2015, hundreds of thousands of hours of unpaid time will be worked to cope with unreasonably high workloads. There is growing evidence of a systemic reliance on unpaid work to...

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