New Agreement at St John of God

Nurses at St John of God Private Hospital have won a 3.85% per annum pay rise as part of a new Enterprise Agreement negotiated by the NSWNA.

The agreement will deliver 3.85% wage increases from the first pay periods in July 2011, July 2012 and July 2013.

Paid parental leave has also been increased. Nurses will be entitled to 10 weeks from the first full pay period on or after approval of the new agreement; 11 weeks from July 2011; 12 weeks from July 2012; 13 weeks from July 2013; and 14 weeks from July 2014.

These improvements are in addition to the Government’s paid parental leave scheme, which came into effect from January 2011.

Three new entitlements were won, which improve security of income and employment:

  • Part-time employees may request an increase to their minimum contracted hours of employment where they have been regularly working contracted hours;
  • Casual employees may request permanent employment where they have been working regularly for 26 weeks;
  • The casual loading will increase to 21% from 1 July 2011, 22% from 1 July 2012, and 23% from 1 July 2013.

‘This Agreement demonstrates that St John of God values its nurses by offering a suite of improved wages and conditions,’ said NSWNA General Secretary Brett Holmes.

Nurses voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new Agreement, which has gone to Fair Work Australia for approval.