Health: Your pay EB10 & HPDOCA increase

Posted on June 22, 2020

We have more news from Queensland Health about your pay increase.

Members covered by the HPDOCA, EB10, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Worker agreements will receive your 2.5% increase, with back dating, next pay. For most members, this will be this week.

There are two important points to note:

  • For most people covered by the agreement, you should be able to see the pending pay increase in this week's payslip. Queensland Health payslips should display the back pay in two different sections. One part will show the adjustment over the last 4 pay periods, while another part will show adjustments over the period prior to that. The two sums combined should be your full back pay.
  • Members in Queensland Ambulance Service are not paid by Queensland Health payroll. We believe your pay increase and back pay will be in your next pay but we are still seeking written confirmation on this.

Queensland Health has committed to the $1250 pro-rata one-off payment but we do not have a confirmed payment date. We are continuing to seek clarity on when it will be paid.

Dating of back pay

For those in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and EB10 agreements, your back pay will be dated to 1 September 2019.

For those covered by HPDO agreement, your back pay will be dated to 17 October 2019.

Wage increase schedule

The schedule for wage increases for EB10 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker agreements is:

  • 1 September 2019 (backdated)
  • 1 September 2021
  • 1 March 2022

For HPDO, including Clinical Assistants, the schedule is:

  • 17 October 2019 (backdated)
  • 17 October 2021
  • 17 April 2022

It's good that you are finally being paid the increases and back pay that you are owed! Together members and members of other unions campaigned for these agreements and it's only fair that you should receive what you were promised.

Certification of agreements

We are seeking further information on the process to certify new agreements.

Certification is important in securing a range of improvements to conditions. It also will formally enshrine the new wage rates for Clinical Assistants and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.

As soon as we have more answers and clarity on these matters we will let members know.

Well done on being a union member! Without union members like you, these new agreements would not exist. Remind your colleagues to join today.

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