Cash payment proposal for early retirement
South Australian public sector nurses could be offered a financial incentive to retire early under a plan currently under consideration by SA Health.
The proposal canvassed in the state's graduate nursing employment strategy report released last month would replicate a similar scheme announced for SA teachers last year. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation state secretary Elizabeth Dabars told Nursing Review the strategy had merit but the devil would be in the detail. The scheme, which offers $50,000 lump-sum payments to older workers, would free up permanent positions within the workforce for new graduates. SA Health's Nursing and Midwifery Office has been working in collaboration with the ANMF to maximise employment for nurses in...
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Interesting to note that $50,000.00 is supposed to be an incentive to retire early.I know of other workers in both Federal and State Governments that take Targeted Separation packages TSPs that are worth at least 4 times this amount.Nurses are never surplus to needs as they are usually redeployed to areas of need or move on to other areas of their choice. I too would like to see the devil in the detail as $50,000.00 would not be financial incentive to make me retire early .
Sunday, 26 August 2012
$50 000 redundancy offered for all those years of service? What about the gaping hole in the system left by removing the most experienced, skilled part of the workforce and the impact this has on patient care?
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