WA nurses call for sick pet leave as they negotiate work agreement, by Pamela Medlen.
The head of the nurses’ union in WA says calls for days off to care for sick pets is not silly or frivolous and would be a first in Australia.
The union is negotiating with the State Government after the current agreement with nurses expired at the end of June.
Australian Nursing Federation WA secretary Mark Olson said they had been forced to get “creative” after the Government capped pay rises at 1.5 per cent.
Can’t imagine that being rorted.
When asked if it would be acceptable to go home to look after an ill goldfish, Mr Olson said he would not be prepared to draw the line as to what constituted a good reason to use the leave.