Royal District Nursing Service EBA 2016

Campaign for improved pay and conditions

Royal District Nursing Service nurses have a vital community nursing role. They are campaigning for a fair pay rise that matches their public sector nursing colleagues and ensures the iconic service can maintain a stable and robust qualified workforce.

ANMF is negotiating a new enterprise bargaining agreement for members employed by the Royal District Nursing Services. The current agreement expired on 1 June 2016. This section provides information on the RDNS log of claims and EBA updates.

RDNS members started taking protected industrial action from 7am, Thursday 11 August 2016. Updates will be emailed to members and published on this page and posted on our Facebook page.

RDNS management pushed through with an employee ballot of its unacceptable proposed agreement. ANMF (Vic Branch) recommended members VOTE NO. The ballot closed on 11.59pm, Wednesday 10 August 2016. RDNS members voted to reject the offer.

A three-hour stop work rally for fair pay will be held outside the RDNS corporate head office from 1pm-4pm, Thursday 15 September 2016. ANMF (Vic Branch) Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick will address the rally. ANMF members are advised to wear their #ValueRecogniseReward campaign T-shirts and bring your friends and family to support your claim for the same wages as Victorian public sector nurses and midwives. 


RDNS campaign updates:


The RDNS wages offer is a BAD DEAL no matter how the story is told by RDNS. You still need to Vote 'No' to the RDNS management enterprise agreement.

The 4 August RDNS communique to staff purporting to demonstrate the overall dollar impact is misleading!
The overall impact is still minor and is still achieved by offsetting some of your existing entitlements to pay for the increases.

Some of the problems we see with the story RNDS is telling you includes the fact that:

  1. The CPD allowance which you already get is being used to pay for the increases.
  2. RDNS already has a legal obligation to pay Superannuation payments to you. This is not a generous offer.
  3. The one off payment of $300 is just that. One off! It will not be applied to superannuation payments nor does it increase your hourly rate.
  4. The impact of the loss of the rostered off benefits is unclear.

The deal is still a bad deal and the ANMF (Vic Branch) rejects this substandard agreement. We urge all staff and ANMF (Vic Branch) members to vote, and vote 'No' to reject the proposed agreement.

If you need to discuss any of the above please contact your Industrial Organiser Lisa Stingel by phone (9275 9333 or 0427 396 675) or email at lstingel@anmfvic.asn.au. You can also can contact Industrial Officer Sandra Bonavia (0418 283 008) or Senior Industrial Officer Leigh Hubbard (0439 312 352). Further information is available in the Vote no to the agreement proposed by RDNS management article.