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Photo gallery: public sector EBA statewide member meeting #2 – 30 April 2024

Photo gallery: public sector EBA statewide member meeting #2 – 30 April 2024

ANMF (Vic Branch) public sector members voting to begin protected industrial action from 7 May 2024. Photo: Christopher Hokpins

Victorian public sector nurses and midwives will start protected industrial action on Tuesday 7 May in response to the employers’ and State Government’s failure to make an improved wages and allowances offer.

Over 50,000 members across 106 employers were eligible to vote in the statewide protected industrial action ballot for the public sector EBA. The outcome was declared on 29 April 2024, and shared with members at the second statewide member meeting on 30 April.

With 98 per cent of members at public health services voting yes to taking protected industrial action, and 96 per cent of community health members in support of taking action, members at 105 employers can take protected industrial action from 7am Tuesday 7 May 2024 (one community health service – Ranges Community Health (INSPIRO) – did not get across the line, and cannot participate in action).

Stage 1 industrial action includes:

  • wearing red campaign t-shirts
  • refusal to work overtime
  • talking about their campaign to patients
  • stopping work to post campaign messages on social media
  • administrative paperwork bans
  • and hospital in the home and community nurses will write messages on work car windows.

ANMF members have given the Allan Government 14 days to resolve the dispute by delaying stage 2 industrial actions until 7am Friday 17 May. Stage two includes the closure of one in four beds, cancellation of one in four elective surgeries and stop-work meetings.

ANMF has organised workplace members meetings in as many workplaces as practicable between 3 and 9 May 2024. The aim of these meetings is to provide clear and concise information to members in each workplace as to the progress of negotiations and information about any protected industrial action that members may be allowed to take part in.

Members will be able to collect red campaign t-shirts from their organiser at these meetings.

Read Public sector EBA update #13 for meeting dates at your workplace, and keep an eye on your inbox and text messages for further updates.

Photo gallery: statewide members meeting 30 April 2024