Members at St Vincent’s Private have endorsed an in-principle settlement for a new workplace agreement. The offer delivers 3% per annum pay rises over a four-year agreement with no loss in current conditions.

The campaign also sees members win a raft of other improvements in their conditions of work, including an $800 per annum professional development (PD) allowance, improved access to PD leave, time off in lieu (TOIL) for PD leave on non-work days, improved higher duties allowance access, TOIL for overtime taken at overtime rates and super on paid parental leave. and access to

VAHPA delegate, Jeremy Duggan said, “Feedback about the offer has been very positive. Member’s felt that previous agreements have been rushed through without addressing many important issues like professional development. This round has been much more productive”.

Final drafting of the agreement will be completed shortly with the vote scheduled for mid May.