New Public Sector Agreement Approved and the State Election
Nov25

New Public Sector Agreement Approved and the State Election

The new Public Sector Agreement has been approved by the Fair Work Commission! The Union is extremely happy, and relieved, that the Fair Work Commission has approved the new Agreement. This is especially the case given the amount of time and work it has taken to negotiate it and the time taken for the Agreement to go through the various steps. The new Agreement comes into full effect on Monday 28 November. From that date, the new pay...

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Albanese Government introduces changes to IR system
Nov07

Albanese Government introduces changes to IR system

Last week the Albanese Government introduced their industrial relations legislation to put an end to 9 years of attacks on workers’ rights and conditions by the Liberal National government. The new legislation called the “Secure Jobs, Better Pay” Bill is the first major piece of industrial relations reform and represents the first tranche of legislation which the government has committed to. The Albanese Government has indicated...

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New Leadership for the Union
Oct28

New Leadership for the Union

This week we held the Annual General Meetings for the Medical Scientists Association of Victoria and the Health Services Union Victoria #4 Branch. During the Annual General Meeting for the Medical Scientists Association of Victoria, elections for office-bearers were held. I want to thank members for their support in electing me the new Secretary for the Union. It’s an honour to have your support. I also want to take this opportunity...

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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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