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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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Leave for Aboriginal ceremonies

I am a registered nurse who works in a rural area and covered by the Nurses Award 2010. Occasionally I attend traditional Aboriginal ceremonies. What are my rights to be released from work under the … Read More

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Waiver form for breaks between shifts

I am a registered nurse at a public hospital. We have recently received a waiver form about the 10-hour break between rostered shifts. Do I have to sign this?  In short, no. There is no … Read More

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Extra public holiday

Just wondering if the extra public holiday has been decided for NSW Health yet?   Yes, the nominated date for the extra public holiday in the NSW Health Service over Christmas/New Year in public hospitals is … Read More

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Overpayments

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. My pay was recently reduced by a deduction for an overpayment they say I received from previous pay periods. Is this right? Unfortunately, this issue … Read More

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LSL with Estia

I work in a facility operated by Estia. It was previously a Kennedy Health site. I am a bit confused about my LSL under the Estia agreement. The Estia Health NSW Enterprise Agreement 2016 had … Read More

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Posting rosters in Healthscope

I work in a hospital operated by Healthscope. What is the minimum notice of my roster under the agreement? Clause 8(ii) of the Healthscope Group – NSWNMA/ANMF – NSW Nurses and Midwives’ – Enterprise Agreement … Read More

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Employment guarantee

I am a former FACS nurse who was forced over to an NGO provider. I thought I was protected for two years but they say for a casual it is six months. Is that right? … Read More

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12-hour shifts

I work in a rural facility operated by RSL LifeCare. There has been a recent discussion about 12 hour shifts. Is that permitted? Schedule F of the RSL LifeCare, NSWNMA and HSU NSW Enterprise Agreement … Read More

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Recognition of service

I am about to return to permanent part-time work in a public hospital after a bit of a break. Will my previous public health service be recognised for LSL?  Clause 33(ii)(a)(1) of the Public Health … Read More

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