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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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Increasing contracted hours

I have worked part time at a nursing home operated by RSL LifeCare for about two years.  I am always doing extra shifts.  Can this be recognised in some way? Clause 11.3(d) of the RSL LifeCare, … Read More

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Extra shifts at Bupa

I work part time at a nursing home run by Bupa. There are always vacant shifts going due to absences. Do part-timers get first go at filling them? Clause 25.6(i) of the Bupa Aged Care … Read More

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Starting at Estia

Recently I was successful in getting a part-time job at a nursing home operated by Estia. How will my working hours be set out? Clause 11.2 of the Estia Health NSW Enterprise Agreement 2016 sets … Read More

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Complaint about a clinician

I have been told about a complaint regarding my performance. My NUM said it would be dealt with via a Ministry of Health policy called managing complaints on clinicians. The complaint seems trivial and hardly … Read More

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Change to roster and hours

I am currently working at a nursing home operated by Opal. If they want to change rosters and hours of work, what information or process can I expect? Clause 8.10 of the Opal Aged Care … Read More

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Next pay increase at Bupa

When is the next pay increase due for nurses working in a nursing home run by Bupa? Under the Bupa Aged Care Australia, NSWNMA, ANMF (NSW Branch) and HSU NSW Branch, New South Wales Enterprise … Read More

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Posting rosters at Healthe Care

How much notice should I receive of my roster? I work at a hospital run by Healthe Care. Clause 14(iii) of the Healthe Care Pty Ltd (New South Wales Hospitals) and the NSWNMA/ANMF NSW Branch … Read More

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Changes to rosters

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. Recently the hospital notified us that rosters would be changed, that have been in place for some time. Can they just decide? In short, no, … Read More

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Next pay increase at Estia

When is the next pay increase due for nurses working in a nursing home run by Estia?  Under the Estia Health NSW Enterprise Agreement 2016, the next pay increase (of 2.4 per cent) will commence … Read More

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