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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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More options for long service leave in public health

It is a source of confusion and frustration for members working in public health, whose contracted working hours have changed during their employment, to find they are subjected to an averaging calculation to determine the … Read More

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Higher grade duty in public hospitals

I am a Registered Nurse working in a public hospital. Recently I acted up as the NUM for a few days on either side of a weekend. Am I entitled to be paid higher grade … Read More

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Complaint from the HCCC

I am a registered nurse working in a private hospital. The Health Care Complaints Commission has notified me of a complaint they have received about me. Can the Association be of assistance? The Association has … Read More

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On call during break at Opal

I work in a facility operated by Opal. What should I be paid if 
I have to be on call during my meal break?Under Clause 30.1(b) and Schedule D of the Opal Aged Care (NSW) … Read More

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On call on days off

What are the rules about being on call over days off? I work in a public hospital.Under sub clause 4(xvii) (Hours of Work) of the Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award, no employee … Read More

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Changes to domestic and family violence leave

I am a Registered Nurse working in FACS. Has there been a change to family violence leave entitlements?  Yes. From 1 January 2019, via a Premier’s Memorandum, all full- time government sector workers will have … Read More

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Healthe Care pay increase

I work in a private hospital run by Healthe Care. When is the next pay increase due? Under the Healthe Care Pty Ltd (New South Wales Hospitals) and the NSWNMA/ANMF NSW Branch Enterprise Agreement 2017, … Read More

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Rectifying underpayments

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. My pay was recently short changed. Now I have been told I won’t get the missed amount till the next pay run. Is this right? … Read More

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Break between shifts at Ramsay

I work in a hospital operated by Ramsay Health. What is the minimum break between rostered shifts?  Under Clause 4 of the Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Limited, and NSW Nurses & Midwives’ Association /ANMF … Read More

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