In our last news, Dr Tony Sara advised you that the ASMOF State Council decided that we needed to do more ahead of the State Election in 2023. Our first step was to engage with both sides of politics and ask them what they will do if elected next March.

We have sent two formal meeting requests to the current Health Minister, Brad Hazzard, and are yet to receive a response.

On Tuesday 13 December we met Daniel Mookhey (Shadow Treasurer), Sophie Cotsis, (Shadow Industrial Relations Minister), Ryan Park (Shadow Health Minster) and two senior representatives from Chris Minns' office.  Following the meeting we have formally asked that an incoming Labor Government commit to 

  • A better-funded public health system that enables all health workers to work safely and effectively in the interest of safe patient care.
  • Abolish the wage cap (and employee related expenses cap), which have contributed to the unprecedented stagnation of conditions and wages for salaried doctors in NSW Health.
  • Reinstate the right for Unions and their members to collectively bargain for decent pay and conditions 
  • As a priority, negotiate in good faith with ASMOF for new Awards to address remuneration and conditions
  • Negotiate in good faith with ASMOF to settle our Supreme Court Contravention action to ensure that doctors in training are paid what they deserve.
We will keep you updated of the outcome.