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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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Refusing overtime

I work in a public hospital and our department is so short staffed we are constantly being harassed to work overtime on top of the rostered shift already worked. Can we say no? Clause 25(i) … Read More

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AiN Team Leader at BUPA

I work as an Assistant in Nursing in a Bupa nursing home. What is the criteria to become a Team Leader? Schedule B of the Bupa Aged Care Australia, NSWNMA, ANMF (NSW Branch) and HSU … Read More

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Accessing maternity leave

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. I have been off on maternity leave and am now pregnant with my second child. Do I need to work for 40 weeks again to … Read More

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Replacement of absences

I work at a private hospital run by Ramsay. When an RN is off sick or on leave, do they need to replace them with another RN?Clause 4.2.1 of the Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty … Read More

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Increasing part time hours

I work part time at a hospital run by Healthscope and have been doing lots more hours. Can I increase my permanent contracted hours to reflect this? Clause 23(xi) of the Healthscope Group – NSWNMA/ANMF … Read More

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Overtime and 12-hour shifts

I work in a public hospital and our department is about to start 12-hour shifts. I am worried that with so many vacant positions, we’ll just end up doing overtime on top of the shift. … Read More

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First go at extra hours

I work at a nursing home run by Opal. As a part-timer, do I get first go at any extra shifts going?Clause 11.3(f) of the Opal Aged Care (NSW) Enterprise Agreement 2016 sets out that … Read More

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Cashing out annual leave

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. If I need to, can I get some annual leave paid out? Clause 30(xi)(b) of the Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award sets … Read More

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Overtime for casual AiNs at Ramsay

I am a casual assistant in nursing working at a private hospital run by Ramsay. What pay rate is used to calculate my overtime? Under the Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Limited and NSW Nurses … Read More

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