The enterprise agreement was approved on June 7, 2019 and has an expiry date of October 31, 2021. The agreement provides for the following salary increases: If you wish to appoint someone, including yourself, as an independent representative of the negotiations, send in writing the name, title and contact information of your designated independent representative to EnterpriseAgreement@easternhealth.org.au in writing, with your signature and date, so that we can ensure that the appointee is involved in the negotiations. You can name yourself if you wish. Classifications covered by the proposed agreement: the enterprise agreement expires on 4 April 2019 and has an expiry date of 31 October 2021. The agreement provides for significant improvements for pharmacists in Canberra and Calvary public hospitals. The main changes for our members are the most important: the vote, which ended on 30 April, allowed the majority of staff to vote “yes” to the new agreement, with 91% of the electorate voting for the new agreement. This new enterprise agreement provides for salary increases for health care professionals at ACT Health. A copy of the agreement is available here: ACTPS Nursing and Midwifery Enterprise Agreement 2017-2019 All employees will have the opportunity to vote on the final agreement, whether or not you have appointed a representative. While much remains to be done, the new agreement provides the tools to strengthen pharmacy services in Canberra`s public hospitals.

We would like to thank all the delegates and members of the Canberra Hospitals and the Cavalry who have spent a great deal of time and effort ensuring that pharmacists` concerns are audible. Without them, this agreement would not be possible. The agreement applies to all registered nurses and midwives, registered nurses and nursing assistants employed in the ACT Public Service. “The new classification structure now includes the old bonus structure, and we believe this will attract and retain talented pharmacists into the ACT health care system,” said Dale Beasley, Australia ACT Branch Professional Director. The agreement applies to all physicians employed by the Public Health Directorate and Calvary Public Health Care ACT Inc. (this does not include guest physicians). With respect to salary coverage, it was in the best interests of our members to also look at the terms of ACT Health. The new agreement recognises the role that working conditions play in recruiting and engaging staff. The HPEA contains: If you have questions throughout the process, I encourage you to raise them by addressing the email address EnterpriseAgreement@easternhealth.org.au. . ACT Health is on track to implement the new Health Professionals (HPEA) enterprise agreement after a successful staff vote. .

You don`t need to appoint a representative if you don`t want to. You can view enterprise agreements that apply to all ACT Health employees in JobsACT. . If you have any questions, please contact the Canberra Health Services Workforce Relations Unit – Phone: 02 5214 9610 or e-mail: CHSWR@act.gov.au, or Calvary Health Care Inc Human Resources (Telephone: 02 6201 6120). The first salary increase must be repaid on October 1, 2017 or after the first full pay period, the second increase on the first full pay period on June 1, 2018. The full salary offer is as follows: Please refer to the details of the ACT Public Sector Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement Throughout the process, we will keep you informed of the status of negotiations with your representatives.