AMA Queensland provides workplace relations support for all doctors working in the public health system, including residents and registrars. Our core business is lobbying State and Federal Government decision-makers to ensure doctors have a safe, fair and equitable working environment.
In conjunction with our union partner, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation Queensland (ASMOFQ),
AMA Queensland offers representation for resident medical officers (RMOs) and registrars during award negotiations, industrial disputes and issues of public health policy. We fight to improve and maintain the working rights and conditions of doctors employed in the public health system.
Currently we are focused on several important issues affecting all public health employees, including:
Research has shown us that RMOs often face difficulties in the workplace such as:
To support residents and registrars, AMA Queensland has established the Council of Doctors in Training (CDT), which is run by junior doctors for junior doctors, specifically advocating for the issues which junior doctors face.
The CDT, in partnership with ASMOFQ, works with the various Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) to develop appropriate policies and guidelines to deal with these issues and others facing junior doctors.
Early career is a crucial time for all doctors working in the public health system to develop an understanding their workplace rights, responsibilities and entitlements. AMA Queensland's residents and registrar members have the peace of mind in knowing they can access free, unlimited access to our Workplace Relations Team.
Your current industrial entitlements are covered under the:
In 2018, ASMOFQ is negotiating the new certified agreement (MOCA 5) with Queensland Health for doctors in the public system. Members can keep track of the progress of the claims and the negotiation process via emails, meetings, the website and social media. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the MOCA 5 negotiations, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 3872 2222.
What is the MOCA 5 and why does it matter to you as a junior doctor? Read more here.