Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Australian Health Practitioner Regulator Agency bargaining to resume

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:

Pay increase

Two-year Agreement (expiring June 30, 2024):

  • 3.25 per cent paid 1 July 2022
  • 2.75 per cent paid 1 July 2023

Alternatively, for a four-year Agreement (Expiring June 30, 2026):

  • 3.5 per cent paid 1 July 2022
  • 3.5 per cent paid 1 July 2023
  • 3.5 per cent paid 1 July 2024
  • 3.5 per cent paid 1 July 2025

Sign-on payment

  • Increase to $1500

Top of band payment

  • One per cent lump sum payment to be paid to employees who are at the top of their band and meet their PDP (in line with the VPS Agreement).

Remove – Potential Criminal Conduct clause.

Band 9 Range and Personal Leave clause to remain as per the 2019-2022 Enterprise Agreement.

Gender equality

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:

Members’ meeting (via Teams)

Thursday 11 August
Click HERE to join the meeting


United We Bargain, Divided We Beg!