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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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Change to roster and hours

I am currently working at a nursing home operated by Opal. If they want to change rosters and hours of work, what information or process can I expect? Clause 8.10 of the Opal Aged Care … Read More

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Next pay increase at Bupa

When is the next pay increase due for nurses working in a nursing home run by Bupa? Under the Bupa Aged Care Australia, NSWNMA, ANMF (NSW Branch) and HSU NSW Branch, New South Wales Enterprise … Read More

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Posting rosters at Healthe Care

How much notice should I receive of my roster? I work at a hospital run by Healthe Care. Clause 14(iii) of the Healthe Care Pty Ltd (New South Wales Hospitals) and the NSWNMA/ANMF NSW Branch … Read More

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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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