Enterprise Bargaining 2021
Negotiations for the Enterprise Agreements for specialists and doctors in training have commenced. AMA Victoria/ASMOF Victoria have already started the process of consultation on the changes that doctors would like to see made to the existing Agreements.
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LOG OF CLAIMS
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Only members will be consulted on how AMA Victoria/ASMOF Victoria conduct the negotiations and how they are settled. It is also important to understand that the more members we have, the more power we have to persuade the health services to agree to our claims. We therefore encourage you to speak to your colleagues about joining the campaign by joining AMA /ASMOF.
Below is a brief explanation of the timeline and process involved in bargaining.
1. Consultation – Late 2020
- AMA/ASMOF Victoria hold discussions with doctors to collect feedback about current or proposed entitlements.
- VHIA (the hospitals’ union) also collects feedback from the employers about what they want in the next Agreement.
2. January to February 2021
- During the consultation process, a Log of Claims is put together and then presented to your employers and the VHIA to let them know our requests. Similarly, they present their Log of Claims to us.
3. Negotiations – starting June 2021
- Negotations occur between AMA/ASMOF Victoria (representing Doctors), VHIA (representing health services), and the DHHS as observers.
- During the 2017 negotiations, it took over 12 months to come to an agreement due to the number of claims to be negotiated and final approval did not occur until well after the expiry of the 2013 EA.
4. In-principle settlement
- Once an in-principle settlement proposal is reached at bargaining, this proposal will go to an AMA/ASMOF Victoria member vote – at this point the proposal will either be approved or we return to the negotiating table on your behalf.
- The new Enterprise Agreement, along with an explanation of the changes, will be sent to all doctors in the state covered by it, to allow them to vote on it. If the Enterprise Agreement is not accepted at this stage, then it cannot be approved by Fair Work and bargaining will likely continue.
- The Fair Work Commission certifies the agreement and it comes into effect 7 days after approval.
Contributions and involvement from our members are essential to improving the current contents of the Enterprise Agreement – please get in touch with our Workplace Relations team if you have any questions, via (03) 92808722 or email@example.com
This week, AMA/ASMOF Victoria, the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association (VHIA) and the Department of Health (DoH) discussed rural allowance, casual employment conditions and allowances for doctors-in-training. Read more.
This week, AMA/ASMOF Victoria, the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association (VHIA) and the Department of Health (DoH) discussed access to swipe on/off data, Continuing Medical Education (CME) and the annual leave payment methodology for doctors-in-training. Read more.
This week, AMA/ASMOF Victoria, the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association (VHIA) and the Department of Health (DoH) discussed Continuing Medical Education (CME), Higher Duties, Leave, Accommodation and facilities, On-Call and recall. Read more.
This week, AMA/ASMOF Victoria, the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association (VHIA) and the Department of Health (DoH) discussed annual leave, replacement of doctors on leave, higher duties, and clinical support time (CST). Read more.
AMA Victoria and ASMOF Victoria continue to meet with the health service and government representatives twice a week to negotiate the 2021 Enterprise Agreement. This week, AMA Victoria / ASMOF Victoria, the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association (VHIA) and the Department of Health discussed annual leave, saved clauses, Continuing Medical Education (CME), Describing Registrars and Clinical Support Time (CST). Read more.
Following several months of feedback from members, AMA Victoria has completed the log of claims for upcoming negotiations regarding your next Enterprise Agreement.
The log of claims has been endorsed by the ASMOF Victoria Council and the AMA Victoria Industrial Relations Committee.
Please find the Log of Claims for Doctors in Training via the link below
Doctors in Training Log of Claims
Please read the completed log of claims and let us know if you endorse them.
Although we welcome any observations or comments, please note that at this stage of the process we are seeking endorsement of the whole log rather than feedback on particular aspects of the claims. Once endorsed by the majority of members, we will commence negotiations with health services
CEO, ASMOF Vic Branch
Director, Workplace Relations, AMA Victoria
ASMOF Victoria and AMA Victoria