Talks continue with I-MED, but no wage offer yet

Posted on
September 19, 2023
Health Services Industry

Here's what they've told us so far

After a lengthy delay on the employer’s side, we finally met with I-MED last week to get talks going on your agreement again. While the discussions were generally productive, I-MED didn’t give us a straight answer on the wage offer and a bunch of conditions that we feel strongly about.

We did however, get the following from them:

• I-MED have indicated that they are willing to move on expanding your current parental leave entitlement

• I-MED is considering our claim for a well-being day that would take the form of a mutually agreed RDO

• I-MED will develop a draft clause for a 10-hour break between shifts on weekends and public holidays

• I-MED is considering a clause that would allow employees to take 12 months of unpaid leave for the purpose of affirming their gender

We also told I-MED in no uncertain terms that we reject their proposed reductions to your current redundancy entitlement and the changes they want to make to emergency shift call-ins. We're not budging on this unless they can produce draft wordings of these clauses that won't put you at a disadvantage.

We’ll be out and about over the coming weeks to keep you up to date with agreement talks. If you want to get in touch with us before then, please email or call 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

Health Services Industry