template is intended to be used by both parties to establish a base framework
of incorporated current award and current EBA provisions. In short, this is
designed to simplify the process of aligning all current award conditions and
EBA conditions into a single document, and is not intended to result in a
reduction of existing conditions. ANF has provided RHC with a
comprehensive response to the draft template, and the parties discussed these
issues at the meeting on 13th
The current EBA was written under the
Fair Work former Workplace Relations Act 1996, and it resulted in a fragmented
approach to reading the EBA in conjunction with the Nurses (Victorian Health
Services Award) 2000. Under the current Fair Work Act 2009, we have
an opportunity to significantly improve the readability of the EBA.
At the conclusion of ANF's last EBA
meeting, RHC advised that it would review ANF's proposed amendments and prepare
a revised template agreement for ANF's further consideration. ANF expects to
receive a revised draft agreement prior to 26th July when the
parties are due to meet again. RHC also foreshadowed that it is seeking to
raise a number of claims that it wants ANF to consider as part of the
settlement of these negotiations. These claims were not received at the time of
preparing this update.
ANF intends to arrange a statewide
meeting for ANF Job Representatives in coming weeks to report on these
For further information please contact
your ANF Organiser on 92759333.