WADA WA President Omar Khorshid would not speculate on the proposed salary increases, but said it was important that the salaries of doctors working in the public system remain competitive. But the Australian Medical Association has recently begun negotiations on the next three-year contract for hospital doctors, and The Weekend West understands that the proposed salary increases are in the order of 2.5 per cent a year. Below is a list of active public sector awards and agreements. This list is maintained by public sector labour relations. Although every attempt is made to ensure that the information on this page is up to date, the accuracy, currency and reliability of the information cannot be guaranteed. The service disclaims any responsibility for claims that may arise from persons acting on this information or that do not act on this information. The report warned that salaries for staff, particularly doctors and nurses, were among the highest in the country, resulting in a 13% increase in the cost of labour in the VA. “The conditions of special allowances or “deals” for certain health sectors can no longer be justified in the current labour market,” he said. All AV-Health industrial agreements have been and are still being negotiated in accordance with the government`s public sector wage policy, which provides for wage increases of $1,000 per year,” he said. “This policy will focus on the negotiations that will begin with WADA AV for the physician replacement contract.” Doctors in public hospitals will question the McGowan government`s wage policy and insist that a wage increase be well above the $1,000-a-year cap. It comes as the final report of the VA HEALTH EVALUATION this week warned the health system needed to stay within its budget and state wage policy. “But the government`s wage policy, if implemented, means a reduction in real wages for the majority of physicians in the health care system and well below the consumer price index for some doctors, and that must be taken into account.” So far, it has been very temporary and we recognize the need for wage moderation in the health sector, as wages account for a significant portion of the cost of providing health care,” said Dr. Khorshid.
Health Minister Roger Cook said it was essential that the VA health system work within its budget. We are the only organization that can collectively negotiate on behalf of physicians employed in the VA health care system to determine the terms and conditions of employment for physicians in training and incumbents. With the support of members, we remain responsible for the negotiations on the public health system – Medical Practitioners – AMA Industrial Agreement 2016. Specialized industrial advice and resources, including copies of negotiated amA (AV) industrial agreements and private practice bulletins, are available on the resource pages. An interim report of the sustainable health assessment last year took a low hit on highly paid doctors and argued that there was a “comfortable” dominance of the medical profession at the expense of other workers. The latest list of the latest public sector awards and agreements in Western Australia can be find on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website.