If you are a member of a union authorized to represent your industrial interests in the work to be done under the agreement, your union will be your bargaining representative for the agreement, unless you appoint another person as your representative or if you revoke the union status of your representative. We sign you to write as part of the Enterprise Bargaining Negotiations for Nurses and Midwives at Mater Health Services (Mater). You have the right to appoint a negotiator to represent you in negotiations on the agreement or on an issue before the Fair Work Commission on the negotiations on the agreement. If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, the primary employment conditions for the majority of Queensland Health employees are imposed by bonuses and agreements. As the mater continues to receive funds from Queensland taxpayers to provide public health services, the organization should be held accountable for transferring taxpayers` money to the nurses and midwives who provide the care. An enterprise agreement is an agreement between an employer and its employees that is covered by the agreement setting the wages and conditions of these workers for a maximum of four years. Queensland Health has seven important agreements that prescribe wages and other conditions of employment for workers (excluding executives and executives). The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the “New Approaches” program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. We call on you, as Minister of Health, to take urgent action on this issue in order to protect the health services provided by Mater from the obvious long-term consequences on staff engagement and the quality of services. In addition, your participation is necessary to ensure transparency on Maters` use of public funds and to ensure that nurses and midwives obtain a proposed final agreement guaranteeing conditions consistent with those of Queensland Health. Mater has made it clear that many of the current conditions of employment, which are compatible with Queensland Health nurses and midwives, will be eliminated or reduced.
For example, nurses/midwives have been struck off classification/generic diplomas, restrictions on the payment of continuing education assistance, proportional access to Long Service Leave after 7 years, and reduced work pay on public holidays. The proposed rate of pay for public holiday work is lower than the Nurses Award 2010 and the Nurses and Midwives (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (EB8).