Public sector members will have the opportunity to vote on the Clause 11 Classification Review during the upcoming ballot period 11 August to 21 August.

As members will be aware, the VHPA completed its negotiations in March this year; the HWU completed their negotiations some weeks after this and earlier this month the Department of Health finalised the consolidated version of the varied Agreement to be voted on.

Employees will be provided with access to the finalised Agreement, the Victorian Public Health Sector (Health Professionals, Health and Allied Services, Managers & Administrative Officers) Enterprise Agreement 2011 – 2015, a summary of changes and details of the process at least 7 days prior to the opening of the ballot.

It is our understanding that the Australian Election Company (note, this organisation is not the Australian Electoral Commission) will be running a phone ballot with eligible voters receiving a unique PIN and Password combination that will ensure the integrity of the vote.

“This has been a long and difficult process however we are very proud of what we have achieved in these negotiations. Particularly with regard the Managerial structures that were very much under threat,” noted VHPA Assistant Secretary Andrew Hewat.

All employees should receive details on the ballot process and the key documents in the coming weeks.