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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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Overtime and 12-hour shifts

I work in a public hospital and our department is about to start 12-hour shifts. I am worried that with so many vacant positions, we’ll just end up doing overtime on top of the shift. … Read More

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First go at extra hours

I work at a nursing home run by Opal. As a part-timer, do I get first go at any extra shifts going?Clause 11.3(f) of the Opal Aged Care (NSW) Enterprise Agreement 2016 sets out that … Read More

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Cashing out annual leave

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. If I need to, can I get some annual leave paid out? Clause 30(xi)(b) of the Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award sets … Read More

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Overtime for casual 
AiNs at Ramsay

I am a casual assistant in nursing working at a private hospital run by Ramsay. What pay rate is used to calculate my overtime? Under the Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Limited and NSW Nurses … Read More

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Posting rosters

I work in a public hospital. The roster in our ward seems perennially late. I thought it had to be out two weeks beforehand? In fact under Clause 8(ii) of the Public Health System Nurses’ … Read More

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Higher grade duty at Healthe Care

I work in a hospital run by Healthe Care. How does the higher grade duty work?Clause 22 of the Healthe Care Pty Ltd (New South Wales Hospitals) and the NSWNMA/ANMF NSW Branch Enterprise Agreement 2017 … Read More

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Minimum hours at Bupa

I am employed casually in a 
Bupa nursing home. What is 
the minimum shift I can be rostered for? Clause 10.4(f) of the Bupa Aged Care Australia, NSWNMA, ANMF (NSW Branch) and HSU NSW Branch, … Read More

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Day or shift worker

I have applied for a full-time nursing position at a hospital 
run by Healthscope. Do they 
need to be upfront with me 
as to whether I will be rostered 
to work on weekends? Clause 6 … Read More

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Extra public holiday

Just wondering if the extra public holiday has been decided for NSW Health yet? Yes, the extra public holiday to be observed in public hospitals, as set out in 30(iv) of the Public Health System … Read More

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