Bulletin 9 - Ballot outcome - issued 8 April 2022

I advise the proposed Medical Officers NTPS 2022 – 2025 Enterprise Agreement was not approved by a majority of medical officers who voted in the ballot process.

The results of the ballot conducted by the NT Electoral Commission was as follows:

Decision Number of votes
Yes 53
No 497
Total 550

Next steps

I believe conducting a ballot for the new agreement was the right approach in all circumstances, it allowed medical officers to have their say on job certainty and improvements to terms and conditions of employment for medical officers.

While I respect the views of voters, I am also disappointed that I am unable to provide the $4,000 in a lump sum payment to employees, as well as the raft of new and improved conditions.

I will now consider my available options and will inform you of the outcome shortly, but remind medical officers that bargaining is subject to the NTPS wages policy and the constraints of the current budget parameters.

Thanks to everyone involved

Thank you to all medical officers who participated in the ballot. It is important that employees take part in the enterprise agreement process and your involvement is appreciated.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy Easter.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
8 April 2022


Last updated: 04 May 2022

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