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Victorian public sector nurses and midwives to consider 28.4% wage offer

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) 2 mins read

Wednesday 26 June 2024, 2PM – 3.30PM
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Plenary)
plus satellite venues in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Mildura, Shepparton, Traralgon, Wangaratta, Warrnambool

MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND (please note these are approximate times only)

1:15pm Buses bringing metropolitan nurses and midwives will arrive at Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, 1 Convention Place, South Wharf and regional nurses and midwives will arrive at eight venues across Victoria.

2pm Statewide meeting commences. Media is invited to hear formal speakers, streamed from the Melbourne venue, but will be asked to leave for the discussion. Media will be invited back in for the nurses’ and midwives’ vote.

3.30pm (approx) ANMF (Vic Branch) Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick available at the Melbourne venue to answer media questions.

 

 

Victorian public sector nurses and midwives will attend a statewide meeting on Wednesday 26 June to consider the Allan Government’s offer of a 28.4% (compounded) wage increase by the end of a four-year agreement.

The offer follows intensive discussions between the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) and senior representatives from the Allan Government and the Department of Health.

On 20 May members rejected an offer which included government wages policy of 12 per cent, cash bonuses and an additional gender equity uplift of between 5.5 and 13.3 per cent based on the expected outcome of ANMF’s Fair Work Commission aged care work value case. The offer was rejected due to a number of uncertainties.

The offer to be considered on Wednesday realises the gender equity increase the Fair Work Commission expert panel has forecast in ANMF’s aged care work value case, provides dates for all increases and restores relativities between all classifications by the end of the agreement.

Talks began in October 2023. Public sector nurses and midwives began protected industrial action on 7 May.

Victorian public sector nurses and midwives will attend a statewide meeting on Wednesday 26 June to consider the Allan Government’s offer of a 28.4% (compounded) wage increase by the end of a four-year agreement.

The offer follows intensive discussions between the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) and senior representatives from the Allan Government and the Department of Health.

On 20 May members rejected an offer which included government wages policy of 12 per cent, cash bonuses and an additional gender equity uplift of between 5.5 and 13.3 per cent based on the expected outcome of ANMF’s Fair Work Commission aged care work value case. The offer was rejected due to a number of uncertainties.

The offer to be considered on Wednesday realises the gender equity increase the Fair Work Commission expert panel has forecast in ANMF’s aged care work value case, provides dates for all increases and restores relativities between all classifications by the end of the agreement.

Talks began in October 2023. Public sector nurses and midwives began protected industrial action on 7 May.

 

Background

Read the 15 March 2024 full FWC decision of ANMF’s case [2024] FWCFB 150 via www.fwc.gov.au/documents/decisionssigned/pdf/2024fwcfb150.pdf

Read a full list of 75 new and improved terms and conditions in the Allan Government's offer  


About us:

The ANMF (Vic Branch) has more than 100,000 members – nurses, midwives and aged care personal care workers – across the Victorian health and aged care sectors.


Contact details:

Robyn Asbury 0417 523 252 or rasbury@anmfvic.asn.au (including for regional meeting details)

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