Long-running doctors contract dispute surfaces in Queensland

Long-running doctors contract dispute surfaces in Queensland

The old dispute over doctors contracts has come to limelight in Queensland, however little can be done now as unions are of the opinion that most of the damage has already been done.

Alex Scott, Union secretary informed that there were still certain minor technical details to be solved but amended contracts would be available for all doctors to sign much before the deadline of May 31.

Following Health Minister Lawrence Springborg's raft of concessions over the last month just a bunch of union and lobby teams have finally agreed to a mutual agreement in-principle over senior medical contracts.

Mr Scott also asserted that after this step the major fear of resignations on large scale by doctors will be gone and with the new amended contracts the ball will be in the doctors' court whether or not to agree and sign them.

He also added that the government has made amendments because they want to rebuild the lost trust in their doctors and make them believe that it cares for their wellbeing.

Mr Scott explained that basic alterations and amendments to the contracts will ensure that profits would not be put before the welfare of the patients.

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