Recognition and respect for DiTs – work value and the definition of registrar

15-May-2020

 

ASMOF is campaigning for a fair pay structure which guarantees that Doctors in Training are classified and paid at the level which corresponds to the work they perform and not an artificial and arbitrary classification based on Post Graduate Year.

As part of our campaign we have lodged a dispute in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) arguing that a person who clearly carries out the responsibilities of a Registrar should be paid as a Register - irrespective of whether the employer exercises the discretion to not appoint them to the role of a Registrar.

Our argument is simple. If a Doctor in Training does the work of a Registrar then they should be paid as a Registrar.

On 1 May the Ministry of Health contacted ASMOF and advised, among other things that a working party of senior officers of the Ministry and LHDs is currently addressing the matter.

The matter is listed before the Commission on 1st June.

Ultimately the only way to achieve long term and sustainable change is for the Award to be changed – which only the Union can do. Unfortunately, NSW Health continues to hide behind the unfair Wages Policy to avoid addressing the obvious inequity.