Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Former Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Former Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

    Wages agreements welcome for WA health care

    12/10/2016 5:30 AM
    • Doctors, nurses and enrolled nurses achieve in-principle agreements
    • In line with the Liberal National Government's wages policy
    • 39,159 health staff will now benefit from pay rises 

    The Liberal National Government has welcomed in-principle agreement between the Department of Health and the Australian Medical Association of Western Australia (AMA WA), the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) and United Voice, for a 1.5 per cent per year pay increase for doctors, nurses and enrolled nurses.


    Treasurer Mike Nahan, Health Minister John Day and Commerce Minister Michael Mischin commended all parties for the successful conclusion of the wage negotiations.


    "These are responsible and welcome agreements in line with the Government's wages policy," Dr Nahan said.


    "It required a strong commitment and co-operation between the Department of Health and the AMA WA, the ANF and United Voice."


    Mr Day said the agreements would help ensure the retention and attraction of high-quality staff.


    "This is the right decision for doctors, nurses and enrolled nurses in WA," Mr Day said.


    "It rewards the State's dedicated medical and nursing staff, while ensuring the financial sustainability of our health system."


    Mr Mischin said the ANF agreement was effective immediately, with the AMA WA agreement effective from October 1, 2016 and the United Voice enrolled nurses' agreement effective from October 7, 2016.


    "The in-principle agreements follow a new agreement with the Health Services Union of Western Australia earlier this year," Mr Mischin said.


    "Annual pay increases will now be awarded to about 39,159 health care staff for up to three years."


    Fact File

    • The pay increases of 1.5% a year will go to about 15,959 registered nurses, 2,700 enrolled nurses, 4,500 doctors and 16,000 allied health professionals, administrators and managers
    • The AMA WA agreement is for three years
    • The nurses and enrolled nurses agreements will run for two years 

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