EBA 2018 Update – Log of Claims

Friday 20 Apr 2018

The union held a Reps Conference at the Perth Zoo on Thursday 12 April to finalise the union’s log of claims for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA).

The current EBA expires on 30 June 2018.  There have been two pay increases in this current EBA – 1.5% from 1 July 2016 and 1.5% from 1 July 2017. 

There will be no further pay increases or changes to other conditions of employment until the union and the Department of Health reach agreement. 

Our goal is to have an agreement in place by 30 June 2018.

The union’s Committee of Management have accepted the Reps conference recommendation and have endorsed the log of claims.

We have consulted extensively with members since the start of this year with meetings at all major Metro locations, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie and Esperance, and a teleconference with other WACHS members.  Our member EBA Survey had nearly 1,000 responses (compared to about 600 in 2016).

The key feedback from this process have been that while members are realistic about pay increases, you are determined to get improvements in job security, workload management, and flexible work arrangements. The log of claims reflects these member priorities.

You can find the log of claims here.

Formal negotiations with the Department of Health will now commence.

As always, we will negotiate in good faith and seek serious and thoughtful consideration of our log of claims from the Department of Health.  We will keep members informed of progress, and if there is not, we will come back to you with a plan of action.

We need to be ready to act, I urge you to help us organise to get the best possible agreement we can. Ask your colleagues if they are in the union and encourage them to join if they are not.

If your workplace doesn’t have a union rep, consider becoming a Workplace Representative. 

For more info please contact Reps@hsuwa.com.au   

Dan Hill


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