NSW Government scraps wage cap
The NSW public sector wage cap that has caused so much of the crisis in our health services is now officially scrapped.
This is a huge win for the Union movement, and we thank all our doctors who have joined our campaign against the cap, including the 1500 doctors who signed our letter to the NSW Government calling for it to be abolished prior to the NSW State Election.
Over the past 12 years, your pay and conditions have stagnated under this cap, and Unions' attempts to redress this situation have been consistently brick walled.
The Minns Labor Government has pledged to replace the wage cap with a system based on collective bargaining. Collective bargaining is a process of negotiation between employers and a group of employees, aimed at reaching formal agreements on worker’s rights.
This new industrial policy will present us with an opportunity to improve working conditions for salaried doctors in NSW. Better working conditions will help us keep clinicians in the public system, fill vacancies, and deliver quality care for patients.
Today is an important victory for Union members that deserves to be celebrated!