The new EBA has now been finalised and provided to each health service. From this Saturday, January 21st, the EBA access period will begin, meaning that members will be able to view the new EBA for the following 7 days. Following the access period, a ballot will open on Monday January 30 for all employees to vote on the new EBA. The ballot will close on Sunday February 12 and all members are strongly encouraged to vote ‘Yes’.Members are reminded that this is an online ballot. Your employer will provide you with instructions. Please click here to see how the online ballot will work.
Once the EBA has been voted on, it will be submitted to the Fair Work Commission for approval. Unfortunately we cannot anticipate how long this will take, however we hope that it will not take more than a week.
After the EBA is approved by the Fair Work Commission, members can expect to see good faith and lump sum payments being paid. A reminder that these payments will come across two pay periods, to avoid members paying excessive tax.
Good faith payments:
Allied Services, managers and administrative officer, clerical, consumer/carer consultant and peer workers: will receive a good faith payment of $1561 (pro rata for part time)
Mental Health Professionals: will receive $2076.42 (pro rata for part time)
RPN, PEN and PSOs: payments will be calculated as 1.5% of wages earned from the 1st of April to the 1st of October. A lump sum payments
Lump sum payments
All members will receive a lump sum payment which will be calculated on the relevant wage increase in the new EBA, dating back to October 1 2016.
Check the final outcomes document here to see what your wage increase is.