If you are thinking about embarking on a CNA training course then you probably have considered the salary you may get when you graduate. Its interesting to note that the CNA Nurse Salary has recently increased, making doing this course even more desirable. Note what Daniel Hurst has to say:
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Queensland nurses have ticked off on a deal granting them pay rises of 3 per cent a year and improved Sunday night penalty rates.
The Queensland Nurses Union welcomed its members’ decision to endorse the deal, but vowed to closely monitor workloads as the state government looks for savings in non-frontline health positions.
The majority of public sector nurses and midwives who voted in a ballot, counted today, decided to accept the new collective workplace agreement.
The deal includes a 3 per cent annual pay rise, back-dated to April 1, the day after the last enterprise bargaining agreement expired.Advertisement
The union said this would translate to a $42 per week increase for general ward nurses in the first year, while most allowances would also increase by 3 per cent a year.
The deal also flags better workload management and a requirement to display necessary nurse-to-patient ratios in each ward or unit.
The QNU, which began the pay negotiations before the change of government in March, said Queensland Health had agreed after the election to some extra measures including a $500 one-off addition to the base pay of nurses and midwives at the agreement’s end in 2015.
Nurses would also secure a 3 per cent annual increase in the professional development allowance and, from April 1, 2013, the Sunday night-shift penalty rate would rise from 20 to 25 per cent.
QNU secretary Beth Mohle said the union would focus on making sure workloads were managed properly in the current climate in which the state government was looking to find cost savings.
“That’s going to be a really really critical process for us and that’s what we’re going to be concentrating on … making sure we’ve got the right number of nurses to deliver safe, quality care,” she told this website.
Ms Mohle said while the union had been advised frontline health roles would be protected, it was concerned about the potential removal of support positions.
“We’re monitoring that very closely,” she said.
Ms Mohle said the 3 per cent a year pay rise was not an “outlandish claim” despite the state government’s focus on reining in spending.
“Our members aren’t greedy; they just want a fair shake,” she said.
A spokesman for Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the agreement was “mutually beneficial” as it also included strong productivity outcomes.
“If the nurses have voted in favour of it then it’s fabulous news,” he said.