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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.

Calvary Home Care
The employer is yet to respond to the request to commence bargaining that was made by the ANMF on behalf of members.

Medea Park
The ANMF are yet to receive a response to members request to commence bargaining.

May Shaw Nurses and Non Nurses
The employer is yet to respond to the request for a bargaining meeting.

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

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