Calvary nurses and midwives enterprise agreement approved

Calvary’s largely female workforce in Tasmania has extra reasons to celebrate this International Women’s Day following approval of a new enterprise agreement awarding nurses and midwives pay increases and a range of enhanced conditions.

Nurses and midwives working in Calvary’s private hospitals in both Hobart and Launceston will receive a 3 per cent pay increase a year for three years, including back pay.

Other benefits include increases in night shift penalty rates, additional professional development leave, and enhancements to a range of paid leave and allowances, such as special parental leave and compassionate leave, to further support our nurses, midwives to care for their families.

A commitment to our workforce

Calvary’s Regional CEO for Tasmania, Melissa Evans, said the enterprise agreement, approved yesterday by the Fair Work Commission, was cause for celebration for Calvary’s nurses and midwives across Tasmania.

“This is great news for our hard working nurses and midwives who are the backbone of our health workforce and provide exceptional patient care,” Ms Evans said.“ We value our dedicated nurses and midwives and this enterprise agreement recognises that.

“With this enterprise agreement, Calvary offers among the best pay and conditions for nurses and midwives in Tasmania, and it puts us in a competitive position to continue to attract a highly skilled health workforce into the future.

“Calvary has proudly delivered healthcare to the Tasmanian community for more than 80 years, and this is another example of our commitment to our workforce and the communities we serve.”