Health cuts off table

Euroa Health staff do deal on new bargaining agreement

A GOOD RESULT: Industrial officer Barry Megennis after last week’s successful meeting with staff at Euroa Health. PHOTO: Caroline Keenan

A BITTER six month industrial dispute at Euroa Health has been resolved with the offer of a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) for almost 100 workers at the facility.

Members of the Nursing and Midwifery Federation of Australia met with their union representative at the hospital last week to vote on the new EBA.

At the heart of the dispute was a move by the former CEO to change conditions of the EBA, which would have affected long service leave, sick leave and carer’s leave.

Federation industrial officer Barry Megennis said the new offer from the board had taken those cuts off the table.

“Late last year we were staring down the barrel of an employer wanting our members to sacrifice existing award conditions,” Mr Megennis said.

“The hospital has since backed away from that and agreed to retain current working conditions.”

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