Private Sector Updates – Statewide
The ANMF has received correspondence from Healthscope stating that they are keen to continue bargaining but they will not agree to a prescribed minimum number of Assistant in Nursing’s (AIN’s) to be written into the agreement. As such they are considering applying to Fair Work for assistance if this is not acceptable to members. Healthscope confirm that they are agreeing to the provisions in the July ballot around Rosters, Casual Conversion, and parental leave. Healthscope has indicated that they will be willing to have further discussions on the wages offer but want to resolve the issue of the AIN’s before determining a way to proceed to a deal.
Hobart Private Hospital Maternity Ward
The ANMF met with the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) and the Director of Nursing (DON) on 14 October 2021 to discuss the issues raised by members. Management have committed to addressing the issues of the doorbell and phone out of hours and will be speaking to staff on these issues. Discussion around issues of skill mix and agency staffing issues, on call roster and redeployment to other wards also took place. The ANMF will consult with members regarding this response.
Family Planning Tasmania (FPT)
The ANMF has been contacting members in regard to the offer from FPT. FPT has offered a 2-year agreement, with a 2% wage increase per year over the 2 year agreement; 2 additional classifications – Enrolled Nurse level 2 and Lead Nurse level 4a; amendments to make the agreement compliant with the Fair Work Act 2009; an additional 5 days unpaid domestic violence leave (in addition to 3 days paid leave). The next Enterprise Agreement (EA) meeting is scheduled for November 2, 2021.
COVID Testing Clinic(s)
Management has requested an extension on their response to the letter sent by the ANMF regarding the issues at the Macquarie Point testing site. The ANMF will be in contact with members once the response is received.
The first Enterprise Agreement (EA) meeting was held on 27 October 2021. TasIVF is offering a 4-year agreement with a 2% wage increase per annum; They agree to 3 hours minimum shift; Union rep 5 days paid leave capped at 1 per annum; an in charge allowance subject to need and suitability of staff; more detail needed for the consideration of the Post Graduate certificate allowance; 10 days domestic and family violence leave. TasIVF will not look at employing or promoting Registered Nurse (RN) level 1 with 4 years’ experience or more to a level 2 as this is not relevant to operational requirements. The ANMF will seek member response to the first meeting offer. The next EA meeting is scheduled for November 3, 2021.
Updates correct as at 28 October 2021.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary