Royal Melbourne Hospital Enterprise Agreement
The proposed new enterprise agreements include a number of savings/compensation provisions and benefits from the service delivery partnership plan agreed between the parties. Achieving these benefits will help cover the ongoing implementation costs of new or improved staff services. The amount of additional funding to be granted includes these savings/compensations. Article 6 of the 2013 Technical Convention maintains employment rights set out in existing local agreements to the extent that they are relevant. Existing local agreements include certified agreements in force in public hospitals prior to the implementation of the 2013 Specialist Agreement and listed below. While each Victorian public health service is a full-fledged employer, many groups of workers (for example. B Nurses and midwives or doctors) have negotiations on businesses across the country, with the support of the Victorian hospital industry with the relevant unions. The Department will not consider any cases of review of the funding of the enterprise agreement, unless the public hospital or public health department has clearly and fully identified the nature and relevance of the costs considered “unfunded”. In addition, the public hospital or public health must demonstrate that it has identified and applied all available sources of funding and revenues that could help cover the costs involved. As stated in the hospital cover letter, notifications will not be paid until the new agreements are approved by the Fair Work Commission and these new agreements formally come into force. For the current business negotiation cycle (2015-2017), the department, in its budget modelling, referred more directly to the high staff profile of each public hospital or health service than in previous cycles, where budget modelling focused more on “whole sector profiles.” This will eliminate some of the most serious “swings and roundabouts” that could have resulted from the previous approach.
However, this funding approach remains in its overall “output-based” nature. To be eligible, the doctor must have been employed by a public hospital or health service as of January 1, 2018 in order to benefit from the payment of the signature either under the new DIT agreement or under the new specialist agreement.