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Public sector EBA update #8: ANMF makes applications for protected industrial action ballot orders

Public sector EBA update #8: ANMF makes applications for protected industrial action ballot orders

ANMF has today made an application to the Fair Work Commission for protected industrial action ballot orders (PIABOs).

ANMF made the application in response to the resolution members passed at the statewide meeting on 21 March. If the ballot is successful, members will have the option of taking a range of protected industrial actions at a later date once the current agreement expires on 30 April.

It’s important to note that the ballot will ask members to vote yes or no to a list of industrial actions. You are not voting to take industrial action; you will only be voting to have the option to take some or all of the actions at a time to be determined by a future statewide members meeting.

It is important that all members vote in this ballot and that all members vote YES in this ballot. A successful vote requires 50 per cent plus one of the eligible members in each health network or workplace to vote, and for more than half to vote YES.

It is essential your health network or smaller workplace meets both ballot hurdles to be able to participate in any protected industrial action campaign. There is one PIABO application for each of the employers listed below, a total of 106 applications.

Each employer listed below is a respondent to the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 (EBA) that expires on 30 April 2024.

If the applications are granted, the Fair Work Commission will issue orders requiring each employer below to provide a list of employees covered by the EBA to VERO, our selected independent ballot provider.

Similarly, ANMF will provide VERO with a list of ANMF members employed at each of the 106 employers.

VERO must keep this information confidential.

VERO will then undertake an analysis to determine who appears on both the employer list and the ANMF member list. Those who appear on both lists will be eligible to vote in the ballot.

The vote will determine whether ANMF members can take legally protected industrial action in support of a replacement EBA.

More information, including when the ballot will take place, will be provided once the Fair Work Commission issues the orders that we seek.

Workplaces covered by the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024

Albury Wodonga Health (Wodonga Hospital)

Alexandra District Hospital

Alfred Health

Alpine Health

Austin Health

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service

Barwon Health

Bass Coast Health

Beaufort and Skipton Health Service

Beechworth Health Service

Benalla Health

Bendigo Health

Boort District Health

Calvary Health Bethlehem Hospital Limited

Casterton Memorial Hospital

Central Gippsland Health Service

Central Highlands Rural Health

Cohuna District Hospital

Colac Area Health

Corryong Health

Darlingford Upper Goulburn Nursing Home

Dental Health Services Victoria

Dhelkaya Health

East Grampians Health Services

East Wimmera Health Service

Eastern Health

Echuca Regional Health

Gippsland Southern Health Service

Goulburn Valley Health

Grampians Health

Great Ocean Road Health

Heathcote Health

Hesse Rural Health Service

Heywood Rural Health

Indigo North Health Inc

Inglewood & District Health Service

Red Cliffs and Community Aged Care Services Inc (Trading as Jacaranda Village)

Kerang District Health

Kilmore District Health

Kooweerup Regional Health Service

Kyabram District Health Services

Latrobe Regional Hospital

Lyndoch Living

Mallee Track Health and Community Service

Mansfield District Hospital

Maryborough District Health Service

Melbourne Health

Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd

Mildura Base Public Hospital

Monash Health

Moyne Health Services

NCN Health

Northeast Health Wangaratta

Northern Health

Omeo District Health

Orbost Regional Health

Peninsula Health

Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute (Trading as Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)

Portland District Health

The Queen Elizabeth Centre

Robinvale District Health Services

Rochester & Elmore District Health Service

The Royal Children’s Hospital

The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital

The Royal Women’s Hospital

Rural Northwest Health

Seymour Health

South Gippsland Hospital

South West Healthcare

St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Limited

Swan Hill District Health

Tallangatta Health Service

Terang and Mortlake Health Service

Timboon & District Health Care Service

Tweddle Child & Family Health Service

West Gippsland Healthcare Group

West Wimmera Health Service

Western District Health Service

Western Health

Yarram & District Health Service

Yarrawonga Health

Yea and District Memorial Hospital



Access Health and Community

Ballarat Community Health

Banyule Community Health

Bellarine Community Health Ltd

Better Health Network

Bendigo Community Health Services Ltd

Cohealth Limited

DPV Health Ltd


Gateway Health Limited

Gippsland Lakes Complete Health Limited

Grampians Community Health

Ranges Community Health (Trading as Inspiro)

IPC Health Ltd

Latrobe Community Health Service Limited

Merri Community Health Services Limited (Trading as Merri Health)

Nexus Primary Health

Nillumbik Community Health Service Ltd

North Richmond Community Health Limited

Northern District Community Health

Primary Care Connect

Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health

Sunraysia Community Health Services Limited

Darebin Community Health Service (Trading as Your Community Health)

Ensay Bush Nursing Centre

Update your details

If the ANMF and your employer do not have matching correct details you will not get to vote with your ANMF member colleagues to support taking protected industrial action. This is because the ANMF must provide a list of members to the ballot agent, and each employer must provide a list of their employees who would be covered by the new EBA. Only those who appear on both lists will get to vote.

This can be tricky if, for example, your ANMF membership is under your married name, and your employer records are under your pre-married name. This is why it is critically important that you login to the member portal to check the contact details we have on file, and update them if required. Equally as important is to then ensure that your employer has the same correct details.

The details that must match include surname, first name, middle name, date of birth, work email, private email, mobile, postal address and if you work for more than one public sector employer.

The more ANMF members who participate, the more likely we will achieve a better outcome.