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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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Domestic violence leave

Question: I am a registered nurse in a public hospital and need to attend court on a domestic violence matter. Is there leave for this? Answer: Under clause 11 of the Public Health System Nurses’ … Read More

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Do ADOs move with me?

Question: I work in a public hospital and have successfully applied for a position in another LHD. I noticed that my leave entitlements have been transferred but not my ADOs. Is this correct? Answer: Clause … Read More

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Leave to attend ceremonial business

Question: I am an RN working in a rural area under the Nurses Award 2010. Occasionally I attend traditional Aboriginal ceremonies: what are my rights to be released from work to attend these? Answer: Clause … Read More

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Careful use of work mobile

Question: I am an RN in a public hospital and have been provided a work mobile device that can access the internet. I was told that I should not use it “inappropriately”. What does that … Read More

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Recognising prior service

Question: I recently started work at a UnitingCare aged care facility. I did not produce documents about my prior service in other aged care facilities at the time, and now I want to know how … Read More

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Realignment could lead to deletion

Question: I was recently told that “realignment” was occurring at the Local Health District where I work and my position would likely be deleted. What are the requirements on the LHD in such circumstances? Answer: … Read More

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Acting up with extra pay?

Question: I am an RN working in a private hospital covered by the Nurses Award 2010. From time-to-time I am required to act up in the position of my nursing manager. Would you advise how … Read More

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Jury duty pay entitlement

Question: I am an EN in the public health service and have been summonsed for jury duty. What payment am I entitled to? Answer: Employees in the public health service are entitled to be paid … Read More

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What’s the story with ADOs?

Question: A story in last month’s Lamp referred to problems with accruing ADOs in the public health system. Not sure I am across this issue. What’s the story? Answer: In the latter part of 2014, … Read More

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