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Act Health Enterprise Agreement 2021

30 Nisan 2022

The ACT Health Enterprise Agreement 2021 is the latest agreement negotiated between the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and the health sector unions representing public sector health workers in the region. This new agreement will impact thousands of employees in the health sector, including nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals.

The agreement aims to improve conditions and secure fair pay for health workers in the ACT, including increased annual leave and additional sick leave for employees. The agreement also sets out new measures to address workplace bullying and harassment, and introduces a new classification structure for health workers.

For nurses, the agreement will see a 4% pay increase over the next 12 months, followed by 2.5% increases each year until 2023. For doctors, there will be a 6% pay increase over the next two years, and a new classification structure will be introduced to provide better opportunities for career progression.

Allied health professionals will also benefit from the new agreement, with a 5% pay increase over the next two years and improved job security provisions.

The new agreement has been welcomed by health sector unions, who have praised the government for listening to the concerns of health workers and negotiating a fair deal. They have also stressed the importance of investing in the health sector, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the same time, the new agreement has also raised concerns among some health workers who feel that it does not go far enough to address the challenges faced by the sector. Some argue that more needs to be done to address issues such as workload and staffing levels, which have been key points of contention in the negotiations.

Overall, the ACT Health Enterprise Agreement 2021 represents an important step forward for health workers in the region. While there are still challenges to be addressed, the agreement provides a solid foundation for further improvements in the years ahead. As the health sector continues to face new challenges, it is important that workers are supported and valued for the critical work they do every day.