Lisa Fitzpatrick, Secretary of the ANMF, said: “Congratulations to our members at Bolton Clarke for being united and rejecting this disrespectful agreement.” A single national agreement means that we can be responsive and flexible when it comes to providing career and development opportunities for our employees and providing services to our customers and residents,” she said. The company proposed an annexation that met the terms of the Victorian RDNS agreement, allowing existing Victorian employees to retain their rights. Victorian employees can also opt for the new agreement. In the event of current applications, the links below allow access to the agreement or amendment. These published documents are usually published within 3 business days of publication. While former RDNS nurses have remained on the salaries and terms of their pre-care agreement, all of Bolton Clarke`s new nurses, who are employed in Victoria, are paid less and have fewer rights under their lower quality agreement in Queensland. This decision is an important step for Australia`s largest independent health and aged care provider, which was created with the merger of RSL Care and RDNS in 2015. Community nurses rejected the unfair enterprise agreement proposed by their employer. Please include your name, number and name of agreement. A team member must contact you within 2 business days. Last March, Bolton Clarke withdrew from negotiations for a new national agreement. Management then decided to vote on its proposed agreement, after the Fair Work Commission decided on 12 July to reject the ANMF `Vic Branch`s request for a purely Victoria agreement, called the scope of application.

The ANMF proposed a separate agreement for Victorian employees who maintained the conditions. The proposed agreement would have cemented a two-tiered system of unfair wages and conditions resulting from Queensland`s acquisition of the Victorian Royal District Nursing Service in 2015. The new facility, Bolton Clarke, employs nurses in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. The unfairly proposed agreement provided for different salaries and fees for the same work, depending on whether you were a former employee of Victoria`s Royal District Nursing Service. Vice-President Hamilton heard that Bolton Clarke, ANMF and eight other unions met 12 times, with the ANMF maintaining its position on the special Victorian agreement.

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