I am a Registered Nurse working in a public hospital. Recently I acted up as the NUM for a few days on either side of a weekend. Am I entitled to be paid higher grade duties?
Clause 24(i) (Higher Grade Duty) of the Public Health System Nursesâ€™ and Midwivesâ€™ (State) Award sets out that higher grade duty is payable when undertaken for a continuous period of at least five working days. As your period acting up was a minimum of five continuous working days, albeit straddled on either side of days off, payment should be forthcoming.Â Â
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