In a major step towards negotiating a long-overdue Enterprise Agreement (EA), the VHPA served a log of claims on Yooralla management last Friday. Top of the list on the log of claims is a realistic pay rise that takes into account both the quality of the service they provide to clients — which makes a significant contribution to Yooralla’s ability to attract funding — and the fact that Health Professionals at Yooralla have not had a pay rise for more than two years.
There are around 100 Health Professionals at Yooralla, including many Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists. Other items on the log of claims include:
- Improved redundancy provisions;
- Better access to professional development;
- Career structure enhancements; and
- Increases to maternity and partner leave.
“To achieve a good result in the forthcoming EA negotiations, it is essential that members get involved by encouraging your Health Professional colleagues at Yooralla to join the VHPA,” said Emma Brelsford, VHPA Organiser for Yooralla.