This area contains information on the following company negotiations A two-week national vote, which ended last night, led 95% of nurses and midwives who returned a ballot to vote in favour of the agreement. The new collective agreement for public sector companies officially came into effect this week and offers members existing labour rights, job security and wage increases. “Members should be proud of this performance of the company, especially given the negotiating environment and a climate of uncertainty and economic disruption in which wages have been frozen between states,” said Adj. Associate Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM, CEO/Secretary of ANMF (SA Branch). This new agreement: “We are delighted that hard-working nurses and midwives in our state voted overwhelmingly in favor of the government`s corporate agreement offer, which proposes exceptionally fair and appropriate wage increases and maintains current terms of employment,” Lucas said. Nurses and midwives in the public sector of South Australia are covered by the Nursing/Midwifery (South Australian Public Sector) Enterprise Agreement 2020 If you have any questions, please contact the human resources department of your local health network. The new rates of pay and reimbursement will be translated into two stages. Shared services are working on implementing the new rates and it is estimated that this will take two full payment cycles, meaning a delay from mid-August to the end of August. The second step is to provide additional payments.