Through the recent Medical Science Matters survey, members agreed that the upcoming EBA negotiations in the SA Public Sector should be used to set the agenda for the future of the profession.
Enterprise Bargaining 2014 – Medical Scientists Prepare to Negotiate
Members will be working together during these negotiations to improve current workplace conditions, but will also use the current bargaining period as a launching pad for our ongoing campaign for greater respect, reward and recognition for Medical Science professionals.
The first meeting between your Professional Scientists Australia representatives and Public Sector Workforce Relations has been set, and will occur on Monday 12th May 2014.
It is expected that this meeting with consist largely of planning how the rest of negotiations will run. Members will receive an update on the outcome following this meeting.
Medical Scientists want to see:
- Improved conditions and career pathways
- Improved professional development pathways
- Enhanced attraction and retention
- Fair salary increases
- Job security
Medical Scientists spreading the word in the workplace
Members have told us that without improved investment in Medical Science, South Australia is on a path leading towards higher health costs and poor patient outcomes.
Medical Scientists understand that there is a choice in front of them, to remain in the shadows and hope that things get better, or to come together with a united voice, for the good of the profession and the good of the community.
That’s why Professional Scientists Australia official, Dale Beasley, is meeting with members all across Health right now, talking about ways to continue growing the Medical Science Matters campaign in your workplaces. To make a time for Dale to talk to you and your colleagues about how you can contribute, contact him p: 0413 831 455 e: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Now is the time to join Professional Scientists Australia to create a strong professional voice.