Healthscope votes YES!
Congratulations! As you will have seen the ballot results for your new agreement show it has been endorsed across Healthscope.
This outcome has secured a pay rise and improved conditions for all staff at Healthscope. Everyone will receive a 2.5% wage increase in July 2017, July 2018 and July 2019.
As part of this agreement you have secured clarification around professional development leave, time off in lieu of overtime, a new on-call allowance, paid domestic violence leave of up to 5 days, paid natural disaster leave and more. Click here to see all of the details.
Your union understands that some of you feel as though there was more to be gained from this process; the truth is there is always more to be gained through bargaining. The good news is now you know what it takes to win which means you can aim for more improvements in the future.
You should all take the opportunity to give a BIG congratulations and thanks to your delegates for their work at the negotiating table. They worked tirelessly to keep members up-to-date, canvass members and all the extra tasks that were asked of them outside of work hours.
Now the ballot has been successful, Healthscope will be preparing to lodge the agreement with the Fair Work Commission for certification. After certification, your pay rise will be passed on. We will keep you updated about this process.
Although the battle is over, the war has not yet been won! It is not only important to negotiate a good agreement, it is just as important to implement and ensure that you use your agreement. You can do this by reading your agreement, knowing your rights, continuing to be active in your workplace, communicating with members about any concerns and asking colleagues to become Union members.
During bargaining, there is a lot of activity going on in your workplaces and lots of communication from your union office to keep you in the know. Now things will start to go back to normal and slow down.
Remember that you can always get in contact with your organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org or access expert individual advice and assistance by calling 1800 177 244.