When does industrial action commence?
As of 8am on Monday 10th September 2018 ANMF nurses and midwives working in the public sector started industrial action in direct response to the Tasmanian governments lack of response during negotiations for the 2018 enterprise agreement.
Work to Rule:
As part of their industrial action, nurses and midwives have commenced work to rule activities. You will likely find a checklist in your workplace or alternatively, download a copy here
The Work to Rule checklist is a suggested guide for ANMF members regarding industrial action that can be undertaken during the campaign. The ANMF however, note that not all wards and units will decide to, or can safely carry out these activities. The ANMF are happy to support any alternative actions that individual wards and units may choose to do as a team.
We wish to remind members that the priority at all times is ensuring patient care is not comprised. Therefore, if actions such as not answering phones or cleaning discharge beds are going to be undertaken, please ensure that your manager has rostered additional ward aides and ward clerks first. Please note that any disruption to patient flow or patients being moved out of the emergency department will impact bed block, patient care and your colleagues.
If you are having difficulty in securing the additional support staff you need to undertake your actions, please contact ANMF Member Support, you ANMF Workplace Representative or local ANMF Organiser.
As a part of ongoing industrial action during the Public Sector Enterprise Agreement process there has been a number of stop work meetings held across the state. As a result of this action, ANMF has been informed that members in some sites have faced some issues. Nurses and midwives who participate in these actions are advised to use meal breaks and TOIL to cover this time away from the workplace. ANMF remind members that attending stop work meetings is a right they have to choose. If you are having issues please contact the ANMF Member Support Team on (03) 6223 6777 or 1800 001 241 if outside Hobart. Alternatively you can email email@example.com.
Where can I read my Log of Claims?
In developing up this log of claims the ANMF Tasmanian Branch has consulted extensively with members at all public-sector sites. Our broad process of consultation revealed that the most widely and deeply felt issues were related to the recruitment of new nurses and midwives along with a need to retain the current nursing and midwifery workforce.
What about issues outstanding from 2016?
There are a number of issues that remain outstanding from the 2016 enterprise, these issues remain outstanding and under negotiation for a final resolution. These include issues around On-Call, NHpPD and Ratios, Nursing Classifications, Remote Provisions, and Modernisation of the Award and Agreement.