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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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Surrogacy leave

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. I am currently exploring becoming a parent via an altruistic surrogacy arrangement. If I become the primary carer of the child, what are my entitlements? … Read More

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Pay for In-charge

I work in a hospital operated by Healthscope. What should I be paid if asked to be in-charge of shift?  Under Clause 11(b) and Table 2 of the Healthscope and NSWNMA/ANMF – NSW Nurses and … Read More

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Querying sick leave

When can my manager query my sick leave record? I work in a public hospital.Under Section 3.2.5 of PD2018_046 (Leave Matters for the NSW Health Service), certain review points are identified for sick leave absences. … Read More

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Changed role in a disability

Last year my employment was transferred from FACS to an NGO provider. I work in a disability residential facility. A suggestion has been floated that my role will be changed soon or deleted. Can they … Read More

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Flexible working arrangements at Uniting

I work in a nursing home run by Uniting. What are my rights to access flexible working arrangements? Under Clause 12 of the Uniting Aged Care Enterprise Agreement (NSW) 2017, an employee can request flexible … Read More

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Journey accident insurance

What is the waiting period under the Association’s journey accident insurance when travelling to and from work? The Association provides to members journey accident insurance in case you are injured in an accident while travelling … Read More

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More options for long service leave in public health

It is a source of confusion and frustration for members working in public health, whose contracted working hours have changed during their employment, to find they are subjected to an averaging calculation to determine the … Read More

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Higher grade duty in public hospitals

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 … Read More

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Complaint from the HCCC

I am a registered nurse working in a private hospital. The Health Care Complaints Commission has notified me of a complaint they have received about me. Can the Association be of assistance? The Association has … Read More

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