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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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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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In charge allowance at Anglicare

I work as a registered nurse in a facility operated by Anglicare. When is the in-charge allowance payable? Clause 18.1 in the Anglican Community Services Enterprise Agreement 2017 sets out that a registered nurse who is … Read More

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Days in a row at Catholic Healthcare

I work part-time at an aged care facility run by Catholic Healthcare. How many days in a row can I be rostered to work? Under Clause F2(b) of the Catholic Healthcare Residential Aged Care Enterprise Agreement … Read More

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