Important meeting information for HP and DO Staff

Posted October 16, 2014 by Heather Hayes

We now know what the Queensland Health vision for the future of Health Practitioners and Dental Officers is.

Today, we can see the full suite of changes that QH want to implement to our working conditions and it's not good.

The key points of difference between us as the workforce representatives and the Department are:

  • 2.2% wage increase offer from QH which is below the cost of living (we want a cost of living increase or at least what the politicians got - which was 3%)
  • A hard progression barrier at HP 3.4  for some staff (we want to be able to continue up increments as normal)
  • Loss of student supervision allowance (we want all allowances to continue and improve access)
  • A pay cut for pre-registration HP'S

As part of the Together HPDO steering committee my fellow delegates and I are extremely concerned about this attack on you and even more concerned for future HPDO students and employees.

The HP classification structure was conceived to equitably reward Queensland Health members in order to promote recruitment, retention and excellent clinical care.  This took us years and was a great victory. It is now circling the drain.

We created our structure and we have beaten similar attacks before with all of us standing together. We did it most recently just this year in maintaining our classification.

We are going to hold on to fair conditions by doing the same again.

So how do we do this?

Please attend a HPDO meeting in your area to decide the next steps together. Find out when and where here. 

Pass this communication on to your fellow HP'S and DO'S

Ask your fellow HP'S and DO'S to attend the meeting with you.

We spent years working to gain our structure that recognised the work we do on a daily basis, if we don't do something this will send us backwards again.

P.S -- If you haven’t already, don’t miss out on having your say in our HP/DO survey today


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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