The SARS-CoV-2 virus is of concern to all Victorian Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). As such it is important that we have a clear understanding of the virus, the disease it causes and how we should best look after ourselves and our patients.
Allied Health Professionals are on the frontline of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. We diagnose, treat and care for those suffering from COVID-19 and we are committed to this work. We are also acutely aware that this work significantly increases the likelihood that we will come into contact with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and significantly increases the likelihood that we will contract COVID-19.
After determined lobbying by a community group leading into the last state election, the Andrews Government announced in late August 2019 that it would return the service delivered by the Mildura Base Hospital to public hands.
A recent report examined a trend of superannuation fund members deserting retail funds and moving their retirement savings into consistently better-performing industry funds.
The Ensuring Integrity Bill quite clearly represents the biggest attack on unions, union members, and working people since the introduction of WorkChoices in 2005 under the Howard Government.
VAHPA strongly encourages all Allied Health Professionals to join the next student-led Global #ClimateStrike on September 20 to demand that our politicians take serious action on climate change.
The response to the recent VAHPA Finger Scanning survey has been overwhelming, with large numbers of respondents across all employment sectors.
It has been six days since Sepideh Gholian, and two other labour activists started their dry hunger strike at Iranian prisons. Sepideh is no longer able to walk, and there are serious concerns about her life.
After the celebratory “Our Agreement’s been approved!!” cheers in all Agreements comes the follow up questions, usually focusing on salary matters and improved conditions
Biometric finger-scanners, for clocking on and off work, are already a reality in some workplaces and, according to reports from members, are being considered in many more.
If you’d like to work with VAHPA, we have paid Campaign Organiser positions coming up. These positions are open to Allied Health students during the upcoming Public Sector campaign.