The work, which includes all the benefits achieved by ANMF members in negotiations on nurses and midwives in the public sector (but not in a public psychiatric ward), is expected to be completed within the week from 14 September 2020. An enterprise agreement is an agreement between an employer and its employees that is covered by the agreement setting the wages and conditions of these workers for a maximum of four years. There were some difficulties that resulted from the fact that haEC did not want LEMF to sit at the table while discussing non-health requirements. In order to protect the interests of our nurses and, indeed, the integrity of mental health care in public psychiatric services, it is essential that LEMF understand the impact of HACSU`s non-nursing claims on nurses. It was (and remains) the OPINION of the ANMF that patients in the emergency department are emergency patients and the nurses who are employed to provide emergency presentations are emergency department nurses, and the agreement on in-house nurses and midwives should apply. These circumstances could logically not lead emergencies or part of them to become, exclusively or primarily, a public psychiatric service. If you are a member of a union authorized to represent your industrial interests in the work to be done under the agreement, your union will be your bargaining representative for the agreement, unless you appoint another person as your representative or if you revoke the union status of your representative. You have the right to appoint a negotiator to represent you in negotiations on the agreement or on an issue before the Fair Work Commission on the negotiations on the agreement. The creation of new roles can lead to replacing nurses with other psychiatric workers or empowering nurses for the work of others. It is essential that we are not infatuated with these discussions. While the awards are presented by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC), agreements are negotiated by Queensland Health and Queensland Health staff representatives. After the agreement of the staff members covered by the proposed agreement (as part of a voting procedure), the agreements are certified by the QIRC.
There are mental health nurses who work in the emergency services and will continue to be covered by the mental health agreement, such as. B ECATT nurses because they are part of the employer`s mental health program. The ANMF has confirmed this several times in writing to HACSU.