Epworth Nurses Enterprise Agreement

Here is a snapshot (not all) of the number and types of company agreements that the ANMF negotiates. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Vic Branch) negotiates company agreements for nearly 1900 jobs in Victoria. These agreements describe the salaries and conditions of tens of thousands of nurses, midwives and nurses, as well as non-members. In 2018, company agreements were renegotiated for 359 jobs and another 187 are expected to be renegotiated in 2019. Each company agreement has an expiry date of up to four years from the approval of the Fair Work Commission. While every Victorian public health service is a full-fledged employer, many groups of workers (e.g.B. Nurses and midwives or health professionals) conducted the negotiations on the companies on a national basis, with the support of the health services industry representative (victorian Hospitals Industrial Association) with the relevant unions. Epworth HealthCare is committed to the professional development of our nurses and has implemented highly sought-after postgraduate programs. Epworth also offers a wide range of post-graduate training opportunities for caregivers in collaboration with leading universities.

The terms and conditions of employment of Victorian public health employees are generally determined through collective bargaining. Each company agreement requires employment and member meetings in order to develop the minutes of claims and discuss negotiations. A claims log is a list of improvements – for example, increasing salaries, improving professional development leave, or improving the workforce that members want to achieve in their next agreement. ANMF industry leaders, organizers, elected officials and sometimes job-reps will negotiate new agreements with employers. “Company agreements” (or company agreements) are agreements concluded at company level between employers and workers on working and employment conditions. There are 664 Victorian jobs in stationary end-of-life care with company agreements, which means an endless round of negotiations in this sector. Victoria`s public health sector employs more than 80,000 full-time equivalents. These include doctors, nurses and midwives, health scientists, related mental health nurses, technicians, administrative and office staff, engineers, caterers, cleaners, gardeners and a number of other workers at more than a hundred sites throughout the state.