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NSWNMA members can submit questions to gensec@nswnma.asn.au or in the form below. Past questions and answers can be read below – your question might already have been answered. If your query is urgent, contact your branch officials or the Information team at NSWNMA.
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Influenza vaccinations

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. I was recently told that I now must have an influenza vaccination. Is that right?The revamped Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases … Read More

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Changing rosters at Ramsay

I work at a hospital operated by Ramsay. There is some talk of changes to rosters and hours of work. How should this be managed?Under Clause 2.3 of the Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Limited, … Read More

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Multiple assignments and voluntary redundancy

I work in two different classifications in public health. One of these positions looks set for deletion. A redundancy has been mentioned but I have been told that I would have to resign from my … Read More

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Workloads in Uniting

I work in an aged care facility run by Uniting. How do we discuss concerns regarding workloads?Under Clause 47 of the UnitingCare Aged Care Residential & Community Services Agreement (NSW) 2014–2017, the accepted starting point … Read More

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Nurses and domestic work

I work in a public hospital and shortages of non-nursing staff is leading to an expectation that nurses will fill in and help out with cleaning duties. Can I be required to do such work?This … Read More

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Casual conversion to permanent employment

Question: I work in a public hospital as a casual RN. I and other casuals are being told that we cannot become permanent despite working full-time hours for over 12 months, and despite vacant positions … Read More

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Redeployment of an injured worker

Question: I am an enrolled nurse at a public hospital but injured myself last year at work. It looks like I will not be able to return to my previous position but I am still … Read More

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Pay increase at Lifehouse

Question: Following negotiation of our new agreement, when does the next pay increase kick in at Lifehouse Australia? Answer: A 2.5 per cent wage increase came into effect from the first full pay period on … Read More

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Grandparents Leave

Question: I have worked as a registered nurse for some time at a nursing home operated by Hardi Aged Care. Recently one of my colleagues mentioned that our agreement includes Grandparents Leave. How does that … Read More

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