rise on offer EBs in private hospitals
nurses With a wage offer for public sector
nurses now known, private hospital
because of staffing or workload
problems, working unpaid overtime or
working through meal breaks can be
nurses are expecting their employers dangerous and leads to fatigue.
to make a similar offer very soon.
Working for nothing will not ease
QNU’s EB7 information booklet which Members in the private hospital sector workloads and staffing problems: it
contains essential information to assist want to achieve parity with the public just disguises them. Don’t undervalue
them to assess the proposed agreement. sector and are not prepared to accept yourself—don’t donate your meal
anything less from reluctant employers. breaks, don’t work unpaid overtime and
A separate consultation and ballot make sure you are paid in accordance
process will be undertaken for nurses The QNU urges private hospital
with your current agreement.
and midwives employed at the Mater members to get active in workplace
Public Hospital. The Mater Public campaigns to ensure good outcomes Know your entitlements and if
agreement will be finalised under the are achieved in their agreements. you work it—claim it.
federal government’s new Fair Work
Act which will be enacted in July 2009. Troubling survey reponses The QNU has developed a series of
As part of developing a log of claims notices that outline basic agreement/
For more information for enterprise bargaining the QNU Award entitlements to support private
For more EB7 information conta