CHS Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement Update

Canberra Health Services have advised the HSU of an issue which has caused a delay in the making of the new Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement.

Due to an administrative error at Calvary Health, employees were not properly advised that the agreement had entered its access period. As a result, the process has been delayed.

What does this mean for you?

Canberra Health Services has actively sought to resolve the issue. The new access and voting period starts immediately, periods as follows:

  • Access period – Thursday 25 November 2021 to Thursday 2 December 2021
  • Voting – 8am Friday 3 December 2021 to 12 noon Friday 10 December 2021

CHS has also provided the below information:

Unfortunately, this change to the voting timeframes will affect the proposed salary increases which were scheduled for December 2021. Where there is a majority ‘Yes’ vote outcome, the proposed salary increase will now be processed for payday 20 January 2022 and any applicable backpay will be processed on payday 17 February 2022.

The HSU has received confirmation that the Support Services and Administrative Employees Enterprise Agreements have been successfully voted up, and that only the Health Professionals Agreement was affected by this delay.

If you have any further concerns, please contact your local organiser Mark Jay via email [E-Mail not displayed].

If your colleagues are not yet HSU members, encourage them to join the union today. New members can join online at or by calling the union on 1300 478 679.