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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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Replacement of absences

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. When someone calls in sick, how is that absence managed if staffing levels need to be maintained?Under Clause 53 of the Public Health System Nurses’ … Read More

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12-hour shifts

I work in a hospital operated by Healthe Care. My ward has been approached to introduce 12-hour shifts. How do we respond?Clause 12(xix) of the Healthe Care Pty Ltd (New South Wales Hospitals) and the … Read More

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Overtime for part-timer

I work part-time at an aged care facility run by RSL LifeCare. How is overtime calculated?Clause 17.2 of the RSL LifeCare, NSWNMA and HSU NSW Enterprise Agreement 2017–2020 sets out that overtime is paid as … Read More

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Multiple assignments

I have multiple assignments across two LHDs. I am planning to leave one of these. What happens to my accrued leave in that assignment?In this situation, Clause 4A of the Public Health System Nurses’ and … Read More

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In charge allowance at Anglicare

I work as a registered nurse in a facility operated by Anglicare. When is the in-charge allowance payable? Clause 18.1 in the Anglican Community Services Enterprise Agreement 2017 sets out that a registered nurse who is … Read More

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Days in a row at Catholic Healthcare

I work part-time at an aged care facility run by Catholic Healthcare. How many days in a row can I be rostered to work? Under Clause F2(b) of the Catholic Healthcare Residential Aged Care Enterprise Agreement … Read More

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Healthscope time in lieu

I work as a registered nurse in a hospital run by Healthscope. Is there a time limit to taking time off instead of being paid overtime? Under Clause 19(xiii) of the Healthscope Group – NSWNMA/ANMF – … Read More

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The role of the Reasonable Workload Committee

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. When talking to my colleagues and the Branch, it is often said that the Reasonable Workload Committee at the hospital is dysfunctional. What is the … Read More

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Disciplinary process at Ramsay Hospital

I work in a hospital operated by Ramsay. I have been invited to a meeting to discuss a complaint. What can I expect?  Clause 2.5 of the Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Limited, and NSW … Read More

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