ANMF (Vic Branch) Delegates Conference

Annual Delegates Conference 2018

28 & 29 June 2018

The ANMF (Vic Branch) invites all Job Representatives and Health and Safety Representatives to the 2018 annual delegates conference.

This two day conference will focus both on exploring occupational health and safety issues for nurses and midwives as well as giving delegates the opportunity to vote on resolutions and help shape the direction of their union for the next 12 months.

Both the conference and dinner will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The conference provides delegates a great opportunity to meet their peers, find out more about how their union works and the issues that are common across the board, feel confident about approaching their union for assistance with workplace, OHS and professional issues.

Registration is open to all current ANMF Job Representatives and Health and Safety Representatives. Not sure you are a representative at your current workplace? Please contact the ANMF here.



2018 Hannah Sellers Job Rep of the Year Award

This $1000 award will be presented at the Annual Delegates Conference. The nomination period is from 1 January to 29 May 2018.

Online nomination is now available and nominations close COB Tuesday 29 May 2018.



2018 HSR of the Year Award

This $1000 award will also be presented at the Annual Delegates Conference. The nomination period is from 1 January to 29 May 2018. 

Online nomination is now available and nominations close COB Tuesday 29 May 2018.



Submit a motion for debate

ANMF is pleased to announce that, alongside Job Reps, Health and Safety Reps are now eligible to submit, debate and vote on motions.

Motions for debate can be submitted here.



 

Accommodation eligibility

Delegates whose workplace is 50 kms or more from the conference venue are eligible for twin-share accommodation on Thursday night only.

Delegates whose workplace is 70 kms or more from the conference venue are eligible for twin-share accommodation on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

All accommodation is twin-share. Please specify who you would like to share with on your registration form.

Please note: if you would like to share your room with a particular delegate from your ward, workplace or region, where possible please ensure arrangements have already been made prior to registering for the conference to ensure your colleague also intends to register for the conference and would like to share a twin-share room. Please only nominate the colleague you would like to share a room with.

If you are eligible for accommodation (i.e. work more than 50kms from the conference venue), and would like a single room, a supplement of $80 per night is payable when you register.

Accommodation at specific hotels will be allocated in order of registration date, and confirmed closer to the conference date.

If you are not eligible under ANMF (Vic Branch) policy, you will need to organise your own accommodation. ANMF (Vic Branch) will not, in any circumstances, book accommodation for you.



Travel

ANMF (Vic Branch)'s preferred method of transport is public transport. A kilometre subsidy will only be provided in exceptional circumstances, with prior written approval (see below).

ANMF will reimburse travel in full as follows:

• return standard V line tickets on production of receipts/evidence of cost
• Myki fare costs

ANMF (Vic Branch) will not reimburse delegates for use of their own car to travel to the conference – including associated parking – unless one of the following exemption criteria are met:

• Where there is no regional or metro public transport available, or
• Where there is restricted access and/or restricted timetables
• Where there are personal circumstances that prevent or restrict the use of public transport

In such circumstances, please contact the ANMF events team before the conference to confirm your situation and advise you will need an exemption from the public transport requirement. To apply for an exemption to the travel policy, please email events@anmfvic.asn.au

Exemptions can only be applied ahead of the conference via the events team.



Paid leave entitlements for delegates to attend this conference

Public sector: The Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement provides for paid union training leave (five days per year, or no more than 10 days over two years).

Psychiatric services: Paid union training leave is provided in accordance with the Victorian Psychiatric Services Agreement
MCH nurses: Paid union training leave is provided in accordance with your enterprise agreement.

Private sector, RDNS and ARCBS: May apply for paid leave according to your workplace enterprise agreement (where applicable) or according to local arrangements for paid leave with your individual employer.

1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia