Delegates pictured at VAHPA training. L – R: Bernarda Cavka – Physiotherapist, Craig McGregor – VAHPA Secretary, Simon Lejcak – Radiation Therapist, Belinda Margetts – Radiation Therapist, Jen Fraser – Radiation Therapist, Lucas Evans – VAHPA Educator
Delegates are the heart and soul of our Union. They are the people who volunteer their time and energy to represent their work colleagues and stand up for what’s right in the workplace.
Delegates act as a first port of call for members and staff with concerns or issues about their workplace. Delegates represent members during Enterprise Agreement negotiations and keep members informed on important workplace campaigns.
Where Delegates are unable to manage an issue independently, they are able to refer members to the Union office. The rights of workplace Delegates to represent their fellow workers and the Union are protected by law.
>> To view VAHPA’s Delegate Policy and Workplace Committees Policy, click HERE.
VAHPA regularly seeks nominations from members and holds elections for Delegates on a workplace by workplace basis.
As per our Delegate Policy, all members in the relevant workplace are advised personally by email and on this web page in advance of elections and are invited to submit nominations.
**There are currently no Delegate Elections open
If you’re interested in seeing VAHPA grown in both size and strength, we’d encourage you to book yourself in to one of the upcoming VAHPA training courses.
The training is open to all VAHPA Members and is particularly valuable to VAHPA Delegates. If you have attended our previous courses we would encourage you to book in for this extended course.
The new Public Sector Agreement contains paid Union Training Leave and many other Agreements also have provisions for paid leave.
You can register via this link