Given that annual wage increases under the proposed new corporate agreement exceed the government`s standard wage increase of 2.5% per year, the government has agreed to provide additional funding equal to the difference between the annual wage increases outlined in the proposed new company agreements and the standard rate of 2.5% per year. This additional funding will be repeated. If a full-time specialist employed in a public hospital or health service also has a split appointment in another public hospital or health service, the doctor may receive a registration bonus from any public hospital or health service based on the doctor`s contractual hours with each employer. For greater known, such a physician receives registration payments totalling more than $3,500. The parties have developed new company agreements to reflect the agreed terms. The new company agreements have a nominal expiry date of December 31, 2021. Public hospitals and health services listed as employers in the new company agreements are listed in Appendix 1 and Appendix 2. Previous company agreements for physicians reached their nominal expiry date on March 30, 2017, with the last annual increases to be paid under these agreements taking effect from the first full pay period beginning on or after December 1, 2015. The ministry will not consider any review of the funding of this corporate agreement unless the public hospital or health unit has clearly and fully identified the nature and appropriateness of what is considered an “unfunded” cost. In addition, the public hospital or health service must demonstrate that it has identified and used all sources of funding and disposable revenue that could help cover the costs in question. Generally speaking, the government`s labour relations require that a new company agreement be approved by the Fair Work Commission before the payment of benefits under that agreement can be passed on to the relevant staff. However, in recognition of the special circumstances in this case, the government authorized the advance payment of 6% of the wage increase after workers declared a successful vote. This payment applies retroactively to the first full payment period starting on or after January 1, 2018.
Now that the explanations of vote have been made (23 March 2018), this payment can now be processed. No further payments or changes are payable or effective until the new operating agreements have been approved by the Fair Work Board and have been formally implemented. This includes the corresponding deposit payments under each of the new enterprise agreements (see Appendix 3 for further guidance on these payments). .