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Public sector EBA update #25: Victorian nurses and midwives overwhelmingly endorse Allan Government EBA offer

Public sector EBA update #25: Victorian nurses and midwives overwhelmingly endorse Allan Government EBA offer

ANMF members have voted to endorse an Allan Government 2024–28 enterprise bargaining agreement offer at a statewide members’ meeting on Wednesday 26 June.

More than 2000 nurses and midwives working in Victorian public hospitals, aged care facilities and community health centres attended the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and streamed from satellite venues in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Mildura, Shepparton, Traralgon, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

The Allan Government offer was reached on Saturday 22 June between ANMF and senior representatives from the Department of Health and the Allan Government. Negotiations were ongoing over a period of eight months.

Members can download the handouts distributed at the meeting:

Thank you to members who enthusiastically campaigned for 51 days, wearing their red t-shirts, contacting politicians and media, talking to patients, and organising speak outs. Your actions have been critical to this outcome.

The meeting supported ceasing stage one protected industrial action.

Read the statewide meeting resolution or via

Next steps

Drafting the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2024-2028 is almost complete. This work began during negotiations to ensure a fully drafted enterprise agreement was ready for a formal ballot as soon as possible after member endorsement.

Employers will provide all Victorian public sector nurses and midwives with the full draft agreement, and summary documents outlining the changes, seven days before voting opens. This is a legal requirement under the Fair Work Act 2009.

Voting will be conducted by an electronic ballot and is expected to commence in July.

Under the Fair Work Act, the agreement may be approved by the Fair Work Commission if a majority of those vote in support of the Agreement.

The Agreement will then be filed with the Fair Work Commission for review and approval. Once approved, your new EBA will become legally enforceable seven days later.

New pay increases will then start and apply from the first full pay period on or after 15 June 2024.

Workplace meetings will commence from Monday 1 July to provide an update after the statewide members meeting and discuss the in-principle agreement. Members should keep an eye for workplace newsflashes.

Got a question about the EBA outcome?

Members with a question about the EBA outcome can email their inquiry to

ANMF will provide further information based on members’ frequently asked questions and we will continue to provide updates as the next stage commences.