We are aiming for a vote and registration of the two agreements at the end of February. During this period, we must finalize both projects with the hospital representatives and the Department of Health and Human Services must submit the final approval projects by the government. Once the authorization is granted, a vote by medical staff is held in accordance with the Fair Work Act. If the majority of doctors (who vote in support), the agreements will be submitted for approval by the Fair Work Commission. Agreements work after approval. Once the proposed agreements have been developed, the Department of Health and Human Services will present the proposed agreements for final government approval before a worker vote is held in accordance with the Fair Work Act. Any changes to the current rules will be implemented as soon as possible. The contracting parties to this agreement agree to meet as soon as possible in order to reach a final agreement by 12 January 2018. Yes, on February 14, 2018, the government approved two agreements, each for youth and medical staff. The agreements will be put to a vote by the hospital`s doctors in March. There have been problems with typos in the Specialists Agreement`s post penalty plans and the incorrect application of increases to post penalties in the physician training contract.
These two parties will not have an impact on the implementation of the agreements. The likelihood of the agreement being reached at this stage is low. This can only be done if the majority of doctors who vote against it in a given hospital vote against it. You have to vote yes to make sure that doesn`t happen. The first hearing of the Compendium at WADA/ASMOF Victoria took place on Thursday 5 September at the Fair Labour Commission (FWC). This hearing provided an opportunity for the parties to present their respective positions on the dispute. The Victorian Hospitals` Industrial Association (VHIA) told the Commissioner that it did not believe that WADA/ASMOF had exhausted all the possibilities offered by the litigation procedure in the agreement and that, therefore, the Commission should not be able to resolve most of the issues raised in the dispute. WADA/ASMOF Victoria disagrees and believes that we have complied with the requirements in litigation proceedings.
One of our objectives was intergovernmental parity. Current agreements between states have 2% – 2.5% PA wage increases and relatively few changes in employment conditions. This package better positions Victoria in terms of wages and interstate conditions.