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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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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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On call during break at Opal

I work in a facility operated by Opal. What should I be paid if 
I have to be on call during my meal break?Under Clause 30.1(b) and Schedule D of the Opal Aged Care (NSW) … Read More

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On call on days off

What are the rules about being on call over days off? I work in a public hospital.Under sub clause 4(xvii) (Hours of Work) of the Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award, no employee … Read More

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Changes to domestic and family violence leave

I am a Registered Nurse working in FACS. Has there been a change to family violence leave entitlements?  Yes. From 1 January 2019, via a Premier’s Memorandum, all full- time government sector workers will have … Read More

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Healthe Care pay increase

I work in a private hospital run by Healthe Care. When is the next pay increase due? Under the Healthe Care Pty Ltd (New South Wales Hospitals) and the NSWNMA/ANMF NSW Branch Enterprise Agreement 2017, … Read More

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Rectifying underpayments

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. My pay was recently short changed. Now I have been told I won’t get the missed amount till the next pay run. Is this right? … Read More

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Break between shifts at Ramsay

I work in a hospital operated by Ramsay Health. What is the minimum break between rostered shifts?  Under Clause 4 of the Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Limited, and NSW Nurses & Midwives’ Association /ANMF … Read More

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Meal breaks at RSL Lifecare

I work in a facility operated by RSL LifeCare. When do I get an unpaid meal break?  Clause 16 of the RSL LifeCare, NSWNMA and HSU NSW Enterprise Agreement 2017–2020 sets out that employees shall … Read More

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