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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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LSL with Estia

I work in a facility operated by Estia. It was previously a Kennedy Health site. I am a bit confused about my LSL under the Estia agreement. The Estia Health NSW Enterprise Agreement 2016 had … Read More

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Posting rosters in Healthscope

I work in a hospital operated by Healthscope. What is the minimum notice of my roster under the agreement? Clause 8(ii) of the Healthscope Group – NSWNMA/ANMF – NSW Nurses and Midwives’ – Enterprise Agreement … Read More

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Employment guarantee

I am a former FACS nurse who was forced over to an NGO provider. I thought I was protected for two years but they say for a casual it is six months. Is that right? … Read More

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12-hour shifts

I work in a rural facility operated by RSL LifeCare. There has been a recent discussion about 12 hour shifts. Is that permitted? Schedule F of the RSL LifeCare, NSWNMA and HSU NSW Enterprise Agreement … Read More

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Recognition of service

I am about to return to permanent part-time work in a public hospital after a bit of a break. Will my previous public health service be recognised for LSL?  Clause 33(ii)(a)(1) of the Public Health … Read More

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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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