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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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Changes to rosters

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. Recently the hospital notified us that rosters would be changed, that have been in place for some time. Can they just decide? In short, no, … Read More

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Next pay increase at Estia

When is the next pay increase due for nurses working in a nursing home run by Estia?  Under the Estia Health NSW Enterprise Agreement 2016, the next pay increase (of 2.4 per cent) will commence … Read More

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A change in bullying policy

I work in a public hospital and have been told that the policy regarding the prevention of bullying has changed. Is this true? Yes. PD2018_016 (Prevention and Management of Workplace Bullying in NSW Health) was … Read More

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eLearning at Bupa

I recently started working at a nursing home operated by Bupa. I have been told that I need to complete online learning. Is this in my own time? No. Per Clause 31.4 of the Bupa … Read More

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Time in lieu of overtime

I am currently working at the Northern Beaches Hospital under the Healthscope agreement. There is a fair bit of overtime around so I was wondering if I can take the time off instead? Under Clause … Read More

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Surrogacy leave

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. I am currently exploring becoming a parent via an altruistic surrogacy arrangement. If I become the primary carer of the child, what are my entitlements? … Read More

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Pay for In-charge

I work in a hospital operated by Healthscope. What should I be paid if asked to be in-charge of shift?  Under Clause 11(b) and Table 2 of the Healthscope and NSWNMA/ANMF – NSW Nurses and … Read More

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Querying sick leave

When can my manager query my sick leave record? I work in a public hospital.Under Section 3.2.5 of PD2018_046 (Leave Matters for the NSW Health Service), certain review points are identified for sick leave absences. … Read More

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Changed role in a disability

Last year my employment was transferred from FACS to an NGO provider. I work in a disability residential facility. A suggestion has been floated that my role will be changed soon or deleted. Can they … Read More

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