Southern Cross Care On 21 April 2021, the ANMF attended a negotiation meeting along with three ANMF Workplace Representatives to discuss a union response to an offer made by Southern Cross Care (SCC). ANMF Representatives raised that the wage offer of 1.5% represents an increase of about 35 cents per hour for Extended Care Assistants (ECAs) which, added to the loss of paid meal breaks, equates to a significant financial loss to members who are already on subsistence wages. SCC will consult with the CEO prior to responding to the ANMF on 26 May 2021.
Healthscope The ANMF has evaluated the results of the member survey regarding the Healthscope Enterprise Agreement and provided this information to the negotiators. The results were as follows:
60% of members indicated that they do not accept the wage deal on offer
Members want backpay paid from July 2020
60% of members remain uncertain that the workload consultative committee will work effectively
The ANMF is waiting for a response from the Healthscope negotiation team and remains committed to working hard to improve the workload clause and pay offer for the new Agreement for our members. Regular weekly walk-arounds are being conducted by ANMF Organisers to ward and unit tea rooms, Organisers are happy to discuss any issues or questions you have.
Calvary Calvary ballot results have been confirmed. 822 ballot papers were circulated and 499 were returned. Of the returned votes 90% approved the Agreement. Calvary will now lodge the document with the Fair Work commission for approval. This process can take three to four months. If you have any queries about the process, please get in contact with the ANMF Member Support Team here.
One Care The ANMF has received a new draft from One Care and will meet to discuss the draft on 13 May 2021.
Menarock The Gardens The ANMF will be in contact with members soon regarding progressing the Enterprise Agreement.
Christian Homes The ANMF has asked the employer to begin bargaining for a separate non-nursing Agreement and to finalise the bargaining process for the nurses Agreement.
Barrington Lodge The employer has asked ANMF members to postpone bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement in exchange for a 12 month rollover wage increase. The ANMF has asked the employer for details about the proposed pay increase and will survey members when the employer has made a firm offer.
Regis The bargaining process will recommence soon. The ANMF will notify members when there are dates for bargaining.
South Eastern Community Care The new nurses Enterprise Agreement was made when members voted to approve it at ballot. The employer will now lodge the agreement in the Fair Work Commission.
Aged Care Deloraine The ANMF are waiting for the employer to provide their rollover and wage increase proposal.
Emmerton Park The employer has proposed a roll over Agreement. The ANMF are waiting to hear about a wage increase payable from first pay period in July 2021, following Federal budget announcements. View the latest EA update sent to members here.
Wynyard Care Centre There has been no response from the employer to the ANMF request to commence bargaining.
Tandara Lodge Nurses The ANMF are waiting for a response from the employer to the request for a bargaining meeting.
Melaleuca On 10 May, the ANMF met with employer and two board members. Bargaining is to re-commence. The employer has not provided an alternative proposal after both the general staff and nursing Agreements were voted down. The ANMF explained the financial loss of paid meal breaks for carer and enrolled nurses was not acceptable to our members. The ANMF also articulated concerns around resident safety if carer and enrolled nurses left the facility during lunch break. Our ANMF Organiser, spoke to the Workplace Representative about collecting data and documenting how often breaks were interrupted to return to floor to care for residents or attend emergencies. View the latest EA update sent to members here.
Meercroft The Agreement as approved by members is currently in the Fair Work Commission awaiting processing. The employer had to provide undertakings to the Commission to ensure that members entitlements are clearly understood.
Updates correct as at 13 May 2021. Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary
ASSISTANCE & SUPPORT
Member Support Team:The ANMF continues to support nurses, midwives, and care workers as the only union in Tasmania employing nurses and care workers to represent members. This is why our Organisers and Member Support Team are uniquely positioned to understand your experiences, represent you in your workplace, and offer industrial advice that’s relevant to you.Please contact our Member Support Team if you need workplace support, would like to discuss any matters or raise a concern. Alternatively, you can send an email outlining your concerns to our team - firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is the preferred and fastest way of contacting the team, however if your matter is urgent, please phone (03) 6223 6777 or 1800 001 241 if you are outside of Hobart.
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