New offer from AHPRA

Posted on May 16, 2019

Your Union has received a new EB offer from AHPRA.

Here are the key points:

  • Contingent upon the employees agreeing to all full-time staff increasing to 37.5 hours per week or 7.5 hour working days:
    • National access to pro-rata long service leaves (LSL) after 7 years of service.
    • An additional 1 week of redundancy pay across the board (unsure if this will apply to those with less than 1 year of service).
  • Contingent upon the employees agreeing to 2.5%pa pay rises and a 4-year agreement:
    • 2 weeks of additional paid parental leave.
    • Paid indigenous ceremonial leave.
    • 5 days paid domestic violence leave.

In the last agreement, staff were offered a grandfathering of hours of work, this is being removed under this offer.

  • Long Service Leave proposal given is unsettling as Queensland staff should already have this grandfathered in the current agreement, but was missed out on due to AHPRA’s mistake in the last agreement.
  • Most Queensland staff will be required to work more hours, 1.25 extra a week, with no increase in pay.
  • Important social leave issues, IE paid domestic violence leave should not be used as a bargaining chip for a sub-par wage increase.

Ask yourself the following questions;

  • How do you feel about this offer?
  • What concerns you the most?
  • How do you feel about the use of social leave (indigenous ceremonial leave & domestic violence leave) being used as a bargaining chip for a 2.5% pay increase; and,
  • What are you prepared to do to put a stop to AHPRA making these changes?  
  • How did you feel after asking yourself these questions?  Were you mad or upset? Or, disappointed with AHPRA’s offer? 

To force AHPRA to withdraw this offer and come back to the table, you will need to build power in your workplace. The first step is to;

  1. Click here to sign the petition and indicate your rejection of this offer. 
  2. Ensure the majority of workers are union members,
  3. You will need a good communication network, and finally
  4. Take collective action and show AHPRA that you deserve to be treated better.

Forward this email to your colleagues and ask them to join your union.

1800 177 244
members@together.org.au