The ACT branch of the Australian Nursing Federation has announced that the nurses and midwives are going to be taking industrial action in the wake of an inadequate pay offer:
“ANF Members were extremely disappointed with the revised offer and considered that as it does not meet the current CPI of 3.3%, let alone the latest Employee households’ living costs of 4.9% calculated using ABS data, it was totally unacceptable,” Ms Miragaya said.
The following resolution was carried unanimously by the members present at the meeting:
“This meeting of ACT ANF members resolves to reject the current ACT Government offer and requests the ACT ANF bargaining team to continue to bargain in good faith and to make the necessary preparations and commence proceedings in Fair Work Australia for a Protected Action Ballot”.
“Members consider that their hard work and dedication has not been recognised by the ACT Government and that the ACT Health Directorate and Calvary Health Care ACT do not properly value and appreciate the work they do in trying to meet increasingly difficult workloads with insufficient staff to meet these workloads,” Ms Miragaya said.
[Photo Courtesy ANF]