The AMA Queensland/ASMOFQ bargaining team and their MOCA5 representatives for Junior and Senior Doctors have now spoken to the majority and the key claims.
So far, we’ve had a fair hearing in relation to our claims for MOCA5, and the negotiations have been held in a positive manner with Queensland Health. Queensland Health has acknowledged that many of the major Junior and Senior Doctor entitlements need to increase.
MOCA 5 Meetings – key claims:
- Hours of Work claims – 6 March 2018
- Professional Development claims – 3 April 2018
- Workplace Health and Safety claims – 17 April 2018
- Rural and Remote claims – 1 May 2018
You can find a detailed summary of the claims, which have been discussed here.
However, Queensland Health has yet to offer a counter proposal to ASMOFQ’s claims and we believe that no such response to our claims will be provided until the State Budget is delivered on 12-15 June 2018. Accordingly, we will continue to advocate on your behalf.
While the MOCA 4 expires at end of June 2018, we believe that the negotiations for MOCA5 will continue for a further six months.
We will keep you abreast of progress with the negotiations.
Between May and June 2018, the Workplace Ralations Team will be on the road
visiting hospitals across Queensland to provide updates on the current MOCA 5 negotiations and seek feedback from the public hospital doctors.
- Sunshine Coast University Hospital, 11 May, 1pm
- Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital, 25 May, 10.30am
- Rockhampton Hospital, 12 June, 1pm
- Bundaberg, 13 June, 1.30pm
- Hervey Bay Hospital, 14 June, 1 pm
- Maryborough Hospital, 14 June, 1pm - Live videoconference link to Hervey Bay