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From the Secretary
The continued delay in a decision on your wages by the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) is a further example of how broken the current wages policy and awards system is for health workers in NSW.
Not only is the wage increase amount uncertain, the likelihood of backpay is also unknown, if not unlikely.
Combined with the fact that Public Health Awards have not been re-negotiated since 2008, it is clear the current system has moved from unsatisfactory to outrageous.
Public health workers are entitled to be angry. The time for change has long since arrived.
In addition to the unfair approach on wages, further issues that stand out include:
That is why we launched the campaign to end the unfair wages policy and fix the Awards.
The first step is to fill out this survey and have your say:
The results of this survey will form the basis of what we put to the government.
In addition to doing the survey yourself, encourage your workmates to do the survey. Forward the link to them and let them know we can only fix the current system if we fight together.
You can also encourage your workmates to join the HSU here or phone 1300 478 679.
This will be a tough fight, but one that we can definitely win with a strong, united and unionised workforce.
When we stand together, our voices can’t be ignored. Join today and stand with over 45,000 workers in health, ambulance, aged care, disability care, and private health!