Engineering: RPEng Information Sessions
Interpreters across Victoria were welcomed to a series of metropolitan community meetings to address the issue of inconsistent pay from VITS Language Loop. We’d like to thank everyone who attended these meetings. We are now clear and united on our next course of action to implement change for interpreters. Keep an eye out
Last week, over 100 engineers from ElectraNet, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and SA Water attended an information session to learn more about our RPEng program. In these sessions they discussed:
- Why engineering registration is important;
- What registration means for engineers;
- How does an engineer become registered; and
- What is RPEng and the benefits of joining Professionals Australia.
The attendance numbers show that engineers at these workplaces are aware of the importance of registration to their profession, and to the community. If you’d like an information session at your workplace, contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
Members from across the Defence Industry in SA came together on Thursday 18 July to discuss career development and network with other defence professionals in the state.
On the night, we had the opportunity to discuss RPEng.
Delegates at National Pharmacies have reached an in-principle agreement with management to secure a new enterprise agreement.
The key issues for members were improving redundancy entitlements, workload management, payment for ‘walk-in’ vaccinations and no reduction in penalty rates.
The key issues for members were improving redundancy entitlements, workload management, payment for ‘walk-in’ vaccinations and no reduction in penalty rates Here is what our members have achieved:
- No loss of conditions (no change to penalty rates!)
- Wage increases
- 1.25% increase each year of the agreement
- Vaccination payment
- Pharmacists paid a higher rate of pay when performing vaccinations, including walk-ins.
- Breast feeding and baby care provision
- Additional 4 weeks’ pay for employees with at least 10 years’ service
- Classification Structure:
- National Pharmacies, in conjunction with PPA will review pharmacists and PIC’s classification structure over the life of the agreement, with a view that any agreed structure will be incorporated in the next enterprise agreement.
- Workload management
- The introduction of a process whereby issues can be raised through to the GM -Operations and addressed.
The new agreement will also include:
- Unpaid Domestic Violence Leave;
- Right to Request Casual Conversion;
- Right to be paid overtime instead of TOIL; and
- Limitations on management to direct employees to take annual leave.
For sometime now, members across HPS have raised concerns about excessive workloads. If left unchecked, unreasonable workloads can impact services, OHS&W, the ability to mentor and train new pharmacists, and a potential risk to patients.
It was a key issue during enterprise agreement negotiations, and as a result HPS agreed to the establishment of a working group to discuss and find solutions to fix it.
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