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Nurses and widwives rally outside Warrnambool Base Hospital in December.WARRNAMBOOL nurses have won a pay increase of up to 21 per cent and will maintain current nurse-to-patient ratios following an agreement struck with the state government and hospitals.
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After a bitter nine-month dispute, Warrnambool Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) member and South West Healthcare nurse Jenny Charles said the prevailing feeling among nurses was relief.

“Most importantly the patient ratios are staying,” she said.

“The highest pay increase will be for grade two nurses and then gradually decrease to grade seven.

“Just to maintain the ratios is important.

“We’re very angry this has gone on so long. It’s been very stressful for everyone.

“This could have been solved a long time ago. Everyone is very relieved that it is all over.”

ANF state secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick told a packed meeting of nurses and midwives in Melbourne on Friday that the nurses had emerged from negotiations with much more of what they wanted than what the government wanted.

The resolution will include pay increases of between 14 and 21 per cent over four years, no health assistants, no split shifts and a maintenance of nurse-patient ratios, which was one of the sticking points in the dispute.

Last week, the government agreed to the nurses’ demand for an independent umpire on the condition that they stop industrial action.

The ANF, the government and employer group the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association had committed to reaching an outcome by Friday.

The negotiations took place under the watch of an independent Fair Work Australia (FWA) tribunal member.

The union had been seeking a pay rise of 18.5 per cent over three years and eight months and maintenance of current nurse-to-patient ratios.

The government’s public sector wages policy is 2.5 per cent annual pay rises, with any extra gains offset by productivity measures.

– with AAP

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