Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency members receive new offer

Unions have received a new offer from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) following the success staff had voting down the previous unacceptable offer from AHPRA management.

The improved offer is as follows:

  1. The three-year agreement for the salary offer is as follows. All dates are from the first full pay period after the date:
  • three per cent from 1 July 2022
  • three per cent from 1 July 2023
  • 2.5 per cent from 1 July 2024
  • Lump sum of $1000 paid ASAP after a successful yes vote and a further lump sum of $500 paid with the July 2023 pay increase.
  • Agreement to expire 30 June 2025.2.
  1. AHPRA has withdrawn its claim to insert the capacity to place an employee on no pay who has been charged with a serious criminal offense that has a term of imprisonment of two years or more. Instead, AHPRA will use the existing provisions under our code of conduct and the enterprise agreement provisions dealing with serious misconduct.
  2. Changes that AHPRA has previously proposed have been adjusted to reflect a three-year agreement. In particular, I draw your attention to the adjusted increases in primary and non-primary carer leave.
  3. AHPRA has also inserted into the previously updated diversity and inclusion clause (Clause 15), a reference to dealing with pay equity and has indicated it would welcome a discussion around a wider approach to diversity in addition to important issues of gender equity.

A meeting of union members will be held to get their views about the revised AHPRA offer this Thursday 18 August 12:00pm-1:00pm. Click HERE to access the meeting.