News Flash - MATER HEALTH SERVICES - ADMINISTRATIVE, OPERATIONAL, ENGINEERING AND OTHER EMPLOYEES EBA

Posted July 5, 2012 by Alex Scott

As promised we're keen to keep all of our members as up-to-date as possible with the negotiation of our expired Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA).

Mater Management called an extraordinary meeting of all unions subject to the above enterprise agreement on Tuesday 3rd of July.

Last week we were advised by Management that the Mater had been given a verbal assurance that Queensland Health was going to fund the Mater for the full 3% pay rise per year and the $250 end of the agreement payment for the Admin Operational Agreement backdated to the 1 September 2011.

Today Mater Management advised the affected Unions that they had received correspondence from Queensland Health advising that they will only be funded for 2012-2013.

Unfortunately this leaves us with many more questions than answers.

Question - Mater Response
1. How much ($) are Queensland Health going to fund? - Don't know
2. Is this for 2 years - 2012 and 2013? Or Is it for the financial year 2012/2013? - Don't know
3. What happens to the backpay? - Don't know
4. What happens in 2013-2014 if it is a financial year? - Don't know

We have been advised that Acting CEO Dr Mark Waters is going to seek clarification from Queensland Health around the above issues as Dr John O'Donnell is on leave until 16 July 2012.

It was suggested that after the clarification was sought that the Mater would then await the return of the CEO from annual leave to decide on a way forward. We believe that the Mater has a competent Acting  CEO and a full executive team that should be able to progress this matter in the absence of Dr O'Donnell.

Your union has requested a copy of the correspondence from Queensland Health so that we can seek clarification for our members, and have been advised that Dr Waters would make a written statement to us by the afternoon of Thursday the 5th of July.

We will keep you updated with any new information that comes to hand regarding your Agreement.

 


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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