St Vincent's: Successful ballot!

Posted on June 1, 2017

Congratulations! As you will have seen the ballot results for your new agreement has been overwhelmingly endorsed across St Vincent’s Health Queensland.

Your agreement goes a long way to ensuring that all staff at St Vincent's in Queensland have equality. As a union member, you have improved your conditions at work for all staff. You have made a change on the following areas:

  1. Wage Increase – Everyone will receive a 2.5% a year over 3 years, for a Level 1.1 staff member that’s a average increase of $1060 a year for 3 years.
  2. Parking - SVHA will take all reasonable steps to endeavour to provide safe and affordable parking within walking distance of the hospital
  3. Parental Leave – You now have the ability for paid parental leave to be taken at half pay
  4. Penalty Rates - No changes to the current penalty rates received by staff
  5. Compassionate leave - Has been introduced

Thanks to the efforts of you and your delegates at the bargaining table and in the workplace, your initial fears that your conditions may be cut to the lowest common denominator have not come to pass.

Congratulations to your delegates who ensured your views were made clear to St Vincent’s management representatives during the bargaining.

Now the ballot has been successful, St Vincent’s will be preparing to lodge the agreement with the Fair Work Commission. Once it has been approved by Fair Work it will be possible for your pay rise and back pay occur. We will let you know about these time frames when the information becomes available.  

There is always a lot of information and activity when bargaining is going on. It’s important to keep being active and involved to ensure the agreement is implemented and issues in your workplace are addressed through the life of the agreement. Ask your colleagues to join you as a member of Together so you can make the most out of this new agreement. 

Make sure you keep an eye on the regular updates we will send you and let us know of any concerns that arise. You can always get in contact with your union by emailing or calling 1800 177 244 and speak directly to one of our experienced industrial staff.

1800 177 244