CPSU NSW bargaining representatives met with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulator Agency
(AHPRA) to resume bargaining on Wednesday, 27 July. In this meeting we put the following proposals:
Two-year Agreement (expiring June 30, 2024):
Alternatively, for a four-year Agreement (Expiring June 30, 2026):
Remove – Potential Criminal Conduct clause.
Band 9 Range and Personal Leave clause to remain as per the 2019-2022 Enterprise Agreement.
Amend Parental Leave clause to outline parental leave will be paid pro-rata for employees who have been employed at AHPRA for less than 12 months.
Introduce Gender Pay Equity Principles clause that commits AHPRA to achieving gender pay equity.
In bargaining, AHPRA indicated it would be prepared to consider a three-year Agreement. We do not want AHPRA staff to be locked into a long Agreement with poor conditions in a period of economic uncertainty. If we were to contemplate a three-year enterprise agreement the pay increase would need to be 3.5 per cent per annum.
AHPRA has committed to respond to our proposals prior to the next round of meeting. Unions are pushing to finalise a fair deal for AHPRA staff as soon as possible!
The next round of bargaining will be next Tuesday 9 August. The CPSU NSW will be holding a meeting on Thursday 11 August to provide an update post-bargaining and to gain further feedback from members:
Thursday 11 August
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United We Bargain, Divided We Beg!