I-MED news

Posted on
November 4, 2020
Health Services Industry

Agreement going out to vote.

It’s very disappointing that Regional Imaging have sent an internal email stating bargaining has concluded for the I-MED Regional Tasmania Enterprise Agreement 2020 and that it’s ready to put the agreement to a vote. It’s been a frustrating bargaining period, essentially done without members’ involvement, and HACSU never agreed bargaining was over.
The employer simply decided not to change any items listed in our claim so believes there’s no point continuing to negotiate. They rejected all claims, and this is all that’s on offer for the proposed agreement: 

  • Wage increases of just 2.5% per annum, with back pay to July 2020, then increases in July 2021 and 2022
  • Agreement to expire in June 2023
  • Ceremonial Leave providing up to 10 days unpaid leave - a federal law requirement anyway
  • 5 days of unpaid Family/Domestic Violence Leave - also a federal law requirement
  • They have ‘devalued’ the consultation clause

In effect there are no other changes.
We’re very disappointed in Regional Imaging’s approach, with no discussion on our key claims, which were: 

  • Workload management clause
  • Pay increase of 4.5% per annum for 4 years
  • Increase in Personal Leave entitlements
  • Paid Family Violence Leave
  • Paid Professional Development Leave
  • Superannuation to be paid on all maternity leave
  • Improved change consultation clause
  • 10-hour break after overtime without loss of pay
  • Transition to retirement clause
  • Introduction of a workflow coordinator position

We understand voting is open from 7-12 November, so consider your vote carefully. A YES vote will bring this to a conclusion, a NO vote will force Regional Imaging to return to the negotiation table. Every vote counts so, whatever you do, have your say and return your vote. Please contact me or your site organiser if you’d like more info at assist@hacsu.org.auor phone 1300 880 032.

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

Health Services Industry