ASMOF pushes for paid pandemic leave for all salaried Australian doctors

17-Apr-2020

 

ASMOF, and the other Health Unions are pushing for the inclusion of paid pandemic leave in all the Heath Modern Awards.

To date, ASMOF, the HSU and the NSWNMA have secured paid special leave for COVID-19 for members working for NSW Health.

If we win our case for paid leave in Modern Awards this will mean health workers across the country will be entitled to paid leave.

Whilst this would not apply to ASMOF members in NSW Health, there will be a number of salaried doctors across the country who are directly covered by the Modern Award.

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) President, Justice Iain Ross, asked for data on the split between award coverage of health workers and those covered by enterprise agreements.

The Commission yesterday published an information note which said about 3.2 million were employed in “health” industries: about 1.586 million health workers not covered by enterprise agreements and 1.631 million who were.