Enterprise Agreement Update 28 May 2018
The new Enterprise Agreements for Doctors in Training and Specialists are still to be formally approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC), but please be confident in the knowledge that it will happen – soon.
The delay has been caused by the FWC seeking clarification from the Victorian Hospitals’ Industrial Association (VHIA) on two matters. Once received, these clarifications will only further improve the position of doctors working under these agreements. AMA Victoria is offering assistance to the VHIA to expedite the process.
Given the limited technical issues raised by the FWC it is clear that AMA Victoria and our members have successfully fought for significantly enhanced working conditions for doctors. However, the complexity and scope of the agreements has led to a slightly longer approval process than we had hoped.
We will continue to keep you updated. If you would like more information about the process or have any concerns, please contact our Workplace Relations team on (03) 9280 8722.