Australian Nursing Federation collective bargaining rejected by Fair Work Commission

It applied for a low paid bargaining authorisation for practice nurses working in 682 medical practices, most of them in Vic, Tas and NSW.

The ANF previously said the goal was to allow the commission to review the terms and conditions of practice nurses, which it argued were not as favourable as those offered by the hospital sector.

However, in its decision the commission stated “most practice nurses do not fall within established definitions of low paid employees” and they were “generally paid higher than the relevant award rate

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