Nepean Hospital: Vote for your bargaining committee representative

Dear Member, 

Twelve union members from Nepean Hospital have nominated to be on the Award Reform State Bargaining Committee. Nepean Hospital is entitled to four representatives, so you are invited to vote for who you would like as your bargaining representatives.

Here are your candidates:

  • Nicholas Antonakiou is a wardsperson. Nicholas would like fair duties and decent pay bargaining.
  • Kim Leanne Ashard is in Administration. Kim would like to focus on being paid in line with experience and skills.
  • Gary Bradford works in General Services. Gary would like to focus on safety.
  • Bruce Charles is an operations assistant. Bruce is the President of the HSU Nepean Sub-Branch. Bruce would like to see an improvement to the culture of NSW Health.
  • Heather Crofts is a dental assistant. Heather would like to see clear structures around pay and progression, allowances for supervision and staff working out of dental vans, clarity of job roles, relocation allowances for those with multiple jobs and fair wages.
  • Alexander Grant is a radiation therapist supervisor. Alexander would like to see a revision of Medical Regulation Scientist level structure, increased years of progression for base grade staff, improved opportunities for personal advancement and an adjustment of pay scales to reflect expanded responsibilities and skills as well as to make NSW competitive with other states and the private sector to stem the exodus of skilled professionals.
  • Amber Gravino is an operations assistant. Amber is the Vice-President of the HSU Nepean Sub-Branch. Amber would like to focus on leave and pay entitlements, as well as improved position classifications to stop management extending our duties beyond what is acceptable.
  • Michael Griffin is an OA. Michael wants to look at back pay for infection and dirty linen allowances, parking issues, and safety of staff and patients.
  • Ellie Hart is a radiographer. Ellie would like to see equity between pay and conditions for employees doing the same work.
  • Charles Makuni is a medical scientist. Charles would like to focus on basic pay.
  • Tracey Smith works in Administration. Tracey would like to focus on better pay and flex time.
  • Blake is an operations assistant. Blake would like to focus on extra pay.
  • Please submit your vote here:

Voting will close at 5pm on Thursday 4 January.

Bargaining representatives will:

  • Attend state-wide committee meetings to discuss the negotiations and state-wide campaign strategy.
  • Report back to HSU members their worksite on how negotiations are going.
  • Be able to nominate as one of the 15 members of the state-wide bargaining committee who will form the negotiation team.
  • Do you know someone who isn’t an HSU member? Encourage them to join our Union today and have a say at work. We are always stronger when we stand together.

New members can join at or call 1300 478 679.