HPDO: Voting on your agreement

Posted on February 22, 2016

It has been a few years in the making but you now get to vote on the new HPDO Enterprise Bargain!

Vote YES on the new agreement for HPs and DOs

While the wage increases have already been paid under a Health Services Directive, other aspects of the agreement are not yet in place. We need to complete the final piece of the puzzle and vote for your agreement so that it can be formally certified by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

Starting from Friday 26 February, all HPs and DOs will be sent a postal ballot from the Electoral Commission of Queensland. You will need to vote YES and return your ballot by Friday 18 Marchfor your agreement to be certified.

Together members secured new wages increases to recognise the value of the work you do for Queenslanders. This ballot is a small but important final step to ensure the rights in your agreement are enforceable.

If you don’t receive a ballot paper please let your local Human Recourses office know.

Celebrate your success – and ask your colleagues to join you as a union member.

Remember what you have secured in this agreement:

  • Emergency Clinical On Call allowance will be paid to all HPs and DOs where there is a requirement to attend within 30 minutes.
  • Indexation of current Professional Development Allowance (PDA) – increase by 2.5% upon approval and 2.5% again on 17 October 2015.
  • Access to Professional Development Leave (PDL) for temporary employees with greater than 6 months service, and agreement to meet reasonable PD costs for temporary staff with greater than 6 months service who have a performance plan (however titled) in place.
  • Access to PDA and PDL to temporary HPs with greater than 12 months continuous service.
  • No cuts to student clinical education allowance.
  • A pay out of the equivalent of 2 years Divisional and District Parities Allowance in lieu of receiving it as per the Award.
  • No other cuts to conditions.
  • Reinstatement of other conditions under HPEB2 – conditions such as employment security and consultation about organisational change.

The full text of the agreement is here.

Remember to vote and don't forget to remind your colleagues who aren’t members yet that we are stronger together.

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