Hobart Private have sent an email offering staff the chance to get a bonus of $1000 for recruiting a nursing friend to the HPH, and the new employee will receive $500.
That’s $1500 which, at any other time, would be a great incentive, but given the current situation where nursing staff are asking for a fair pay increase this is simply an insult!
It also shows that staff numbers are low which means staff are constantly being asked, and are doing extra, overtime and double shifts.
HPH should be asking themselves why this incentive is even needed…
By now members should have received their ballot in the mail and ticked 'yes' to all questions and sent it back as the closing date is Wednesday 10 February.