Wednesday, 24 August 2022

AHPRA Bulletin and Members Meeting

Following an improved offer from  AHPRA, the Unions have responded to  AHPRA with this proposal.

The latest Union proposals are highlighted as follows.

  1. Here is the three-year agreement for the salary increase. All dates are from the first full pay period after the date:
    • 3.0 per cent from 1 July 2022
    • 3.0 per cent from 1 July 2023
    • 3.0 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 – agreed.
    • Agreement to expire 30 June 2025 – agreed.
  1. AHPRA have withdrawn their claim to insert the capacity to place an employee on no pay who has been charged with a serious criminal offense that has a term of imprisonment of 2 years or more. Instead, AHPRA will use the existing provisions under our code of conduct and the enterprise agreement provisions dealing with serious misconduct – agreed.
  2. Changes that AHPRA have previously proposedhave been adjusted to reflect a 3-year agreement. In particular, I draw your attention to the adjusted increases in primary and non-primary carer leave – the Unions want  AHPRA to keep the status quo for Personal leave.
  3. AHPRA have also inserted into the previously updated diversity and inclusion clause (Clause 15), a reference to dealing with pay equity and have indicated they would welcome a discussion around a wider approach to diversity. This is in addition to important issues of gender equity and requires further discussion.

The Unions want  AHPRA to agree to a 1 per cent top-of-band increase for those employees who meet their progression goals.


Union Meeting

A meeting of Union members will be held to get members’ views about the revised  AHPRA offer:

Date: Thursday 25th August

Time: Midday to 1pm AEST

Click to access the meeting 

Meeting ID: 839 9874 9742

Passcode: 496525

It’s also important that we keep growing as a union at  AHPRA, especially during EBA negotiations. If you know someone who isn’t a member and is interested in joining, please talk with them about the benefits of union membership and ask them to join online.