The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) notified public sector nurses and midwives on Friday 15 May 2020, that their Enterprise Agreement had been formally approved following an earlier meeting with the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.
The Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement now sees public sector nurses and midwives with an initial pay increase of 2.3% from 1 December 2019, followed by 2.3%, 2.35%, and 2.35% over four years with a nominal expiry date of 2023.
The Agreement addresses several key concerns for nurses and midwives working in the state’s public sector including; increased professional development, increments to assist with recruitment and retention, as well as improved professional development allowances.
ANMF Branch Secretary Emily Shepherd said “The new Agreement brings the wages of these nurses and midwives in line with the broader public sector, however the additional increments and the increased professional development allowances, mean that the overall base salary is higher.”
The full breakdown of the Agreement, as well as the Caseload Midwifery Industrial Agreement 2019 which was also finalised at the same time, can be viewed here.