“Until now, it has been very temporary and we absolutely recognize the need for wage moderation in the health sector, as wages account for a significant portion of the cost of providing health care,” said Dr. Khorshid. It comes as the final report of the VA HEALTH EVALUATION this week warned the health system needed to stay within its budget and state wage policy. “All of the AV-Health`s industrial agreements have been and are still being negotiated in accordance with the government`s public sector wage policy, which provides for wage increases of $1,000 per year,” he said. “This policy will focus on the negotiations that will begin with WADA AV for the physician replacement contract.” The report warned that salaries for staff, particularly doctors and nurses, were among the highest in the country, resulting in a 13% increase in the cost of labour in the VA. “The conditions of special allowances or “deals” for certain health sectors can no longer be justified in the current labour market,” he said. The latest list of the latest public sector awards and agreements in Western Australia can be find on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website. Below is a list of active public sector awards and agreements. This list is maintained by public sector labour relations. Although every attempt is made to ensure that the information on this page is up to date, the accuracy, currency and reliability of the information cannot be guaranteed. The service disclaims any responsibility for claims that may arise from persons acting on this information or that do not act on this information. “But the government`s wage policy, if implemented, means a reduction in real wages for the majority of doctors in the health care system and well below the consumer price index for some doctors, and that must be taken into account.
Health Minister Roger Cook said it was essential that the VA health system work within its budget. Please note that in 1998, for registered nurses, individual agreements were certified for registered nurses with some differences between them. Only one representative sample is provided below. An interim report of the sustainable health assessment last year took a low hit on highly paid doctors and argued that there was a “comfortable” dominance of the medical profession at the expense of other workers. The former Barnett Liberal government set a 1.5 per cent salary cap for public servants, and Prime Minister Mark McGowan changed it two years ago to a $1,000 package to treat all workers on the same salary. “And it can become a problem if we become less competitive with other countries or the very large private sector of the VA, which competes for labour.” Please note that registered nurses received an administrative payment in 2001. “We don`t want to be in a position where it`s no longer attractive for them to work. But the Australian Medical Association has recently begun negotiations on the next three-year contract for hospital doctors, and The Weekend West understands that the proposed salary increases are in the order of 2.5 per cent a year. .
Doctors in public hospitals will question the McGowan government`s wage policy and insist that a wage increase be well above the $1,000-a-year cap. WADA WA President Omar Khorshid would not speculate on the proposed salary increases, but said it was important that the salaries of doctors working in the public system remain competitive.