13 January 2020
The SA Government/public sector employers have continued to reject your claims for the new enterprise agreement and remain silent on any wages offer for nurses and midwives across SA.
This position is despite the apparent progress made during negotiations in November which appear to have been ignored by Government which affirmed its earlier offer which has been roundly rejected by members.
As a consequence, ANMF (SA Branch) Council resolved that industrial action would recommence until agreement is reached. If that action is necessary, the level of the campaign will require a strong commitment across all public sector members to stand up in support of your claims.
In anticipation, you are urged to fill in the brief survey and make the commitment to stand with your colleagues across the state and urge the Government into action.
The SA Government/public sector employer declared position:
Their declared position remains unchanged since their formal response made in late October 2019 which was:
The rejection of our wage claims and the failure to propose any fair wage increase
The rejection of any back pay regardless of the delays caused by the Employer’s continued lack of action
The reduction of night shift
from 10 to 9.5 hours, impacting on fatigue, handover, clinical
activities and professional development opportunity.
The rejection of many of the claims to deal with fatigue caused by on-call and recall to duty.
The rejection of the ANMFs improved staffing model to ensure transparency and accountability on each shift.
A refusal to include a commitment to implement a workplace violence prevention strategy
to eliminate violence in the workplace.
The removal of the no forced redundancy obligation.
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Stay up to date:
We encourage all members to regularly check their inboxes and the News Hub at anmfsa.org.au/news to stay updated on any campaign updates. We thank you for your continuing and active support for an enterprise bargaining agreement that reflects a stronger, safer and adequately resourced health care system.
For more information on the campaign, visit anmfsa.org.au/standup