Over the past 19 months, the AMA (WA) has been locked into complex negotiations with WA Health Systemwide Industrial Relations Service (SWIRS), Public Sector Labour Relations representatives as well as various tiers of government including the Minister for Health, Hon Roger Cook MLA and the Minister for Industrial Relations, Hon. Bill Johnston MLA.
Since March 2019, AMA (WA) representatives have actively advocated for each of the 86 claims we presented to WA Health. Over that time, we have contracted our list of claims to five priority matters – our primary intention being to secure better working conditions to improve the morale, culture and safety of the workplace.
To date, all WA Health offers have failed to adequately address any of our priority claims; in some instances, they have refused to address them altogether or sought to reduce your entitlements.