What is our plan?
STONZ has created a MECA which was implemented on the 10th December 2018
We have removed rostered week days off following weekend work as these lead to complicated handovers, dilution of training, loss of team structure and are contributing to our nation wide junior doctor shortages.
We have negotiated for rosters based on the guidelines of both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Medical Association. These roster guidelines will be based on current evidence and STONZ is committed to investing in research into "Safer Working Hours" and fatigue management. These rosters will also ensure we are well trained.
We have negotiated increased funding for training. This is for both trainees and non trainees with discretionary funds available to our junior doctors to allow them to best direct their training.
We have negotiated a pay increase for our members.
We have negotiated increased payed parental leave for our members who are primary care givers.