Calvary Nurse's Agreement

Posted on
October 21, 2020
Health Services Industry

One new agreement.

We’re finally getting to the pointy end of a long process, with Calvary resolved to combine the north and south nursing agreements into one with mostly minor changes, but there’ll be some differences in terms and conditions until July 2021, which is rapidly approaching.
HACSU’s trying to resolve the inconsistencies for all nurses, and we’ll issues updates along the way – so keep an eye out for organisers as they’d like members' views about where negotiations are at.
The offer is:
LV SJ increases: 1.25% EFFPPOA 1/7/19, 1.25% EFFPPOA1/1/20, 2.5% EFFPPOA 1/7/20, 3% EFFPPOA 1/7/21
SL SV increases: 2.5% EFFPPOA 1/1/20, 2.5% EFFPPOA1/1/21, 3% EFFPPOA 1/7/21
Calvary confirms the concern about rostering practice was found to not be occurring at Calvary but, in accordance with our response, they recognise the importance of appropriate and proportionate workload measures so have made the following proposal:

  • Workload: Clause amended so the DCS can be involved within 7 days of raising issues with the NUM
  • RDOs: Clause amended to ensure 2 consecutive days off happens at least once a fortnight
  • Casual engagement: Minimum work period of 3 hours per engagement
  • OT applies to casuals: This will be in line with the daily/weekly thresholds to permanent staff
  • Pandemic leave: 3 days paid time but ‘pre-approval’ necessary

We have until the end of this month to get member feedback on the proposed agreement, so please let us know what you think, and if you want more info please contact or phone 1300 880 032.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

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