Doctors in the public health system vote ‘YES’ for new pay deal

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South Australia’s salaried doctors voted overwhelmingly in favor of the government’s business deal offer.

A ballot of more than 4,500 eligible SA Health salaried doctors resulted in 90 percent of employees returning a ballot in favor of the deal.

Treasurer Rob Lucas was pleased with the outcome, and it further demonstrates the Liberal Marshall government’s continued investment in the state’s public health workers and the broader health care system.

“We are delighted that our hard-working doctors and salaried doctors in the public health system have voted overwhelmingly in favor of the government’s company-wide agreement offer, which offers pay rises and working conditions. exceptionally fair and reasonable job,” Mr. Lucas said.

“Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, our salaried doctors and doctors, and all frontline staff, have been stepping up to keep South Australians safe and healthy.

“These physicians and salaried physicians have been on the front lines of our response to COVID-19 and deserve our thanks for their tireless work, often under difficult circumstances.

“This agreement is the culmination of respectful negotiations between all parties and will ensure that SA is well placed to continue our strong recovery from the global pandemic.”

The proposed new three-year deal includes annual salary increases of 1.5% and an increase in the minimum contract terms for trainee doctors to three years.

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