Community Health Professionals who are currently participating in an online survey regarding their Enterprise Agreement (EA) campaign are showing strong support for industrial action.
Members from the twenty Community Health Centres that have served a log of claims on their employer are participating in the survey.
“There is clearly widespread frustration with the approach taken by VHIA and employers with the long delay since the last pay rise and their continued refusal to offer wage parity with other qualified professionals,” said Linda Jenkin, VHPA Lead Organiser.
“So far the interim results of the survey indicate there is a strong preparedness to take a wide range of actions in support of their EA campaign.”
Community Health Professionals can take heart from the Enterprise Agreement campaign by Ambulance Employees.
Paramedics have recently succeeded in getting Premier Napthine to offer them a 12% pay rise over three years.
This is almost double the so-called ‘2.5% pay cap’ the VHIA and the State Govt have been saying is their limit.
“The Ambo’s campaign is not over yet, but it clearly shows the VHIA is wrong to say there is ‘no point’ trying to win a better pay rise. If the Ambos can do it, so can Community Health Professionals!” said Linda Jenkin.
Stay active in the campaign
Note that members in specific Community Health services have been sent a direct link to the Industrial Action survey. If you’ve received the email, please make sure you complete the survey ASAP.
If you are in a Centre that is yet to undertake the survey, rest assured the VHPA is continuing to campaign, including by progressing your claims and coordinating the election of Delegates.
>> Now is the time for new members to join the Community Health campaign so you can have your say about industrial action. Please sign up a colleague today!