GPSA NTCER Update – May 2018

2018 is a re-negotiation year for the NTCER and the process formally commenced in January 2018.

We have listened to our members’ concerns and are approaching the NTCER process with diligence and in good faith in the interests of the GP community – both current supervisors and registrars, who are the supervisors of the future.

The NTCER and process has consistently delivered realistic, sustainable outcomes for GP supervisors, registrars and practices in a time of economic stagnation and decline in real wages for most workers.

And it has delivered terms and conditions that are sustainable and realistic at a time when the medicare rebate is still frozen.

The transition of GP training to ACRRM and the RACGP is a time of great instability and uncertainty in the sector.

The NTCER delivers certainty and stability to registrars and supervisors alike. It delivers terms and conditions that are consistent across practices. And that are negotiated in an effective, transparent and consistent manner.

Negotiating in good faith is an exercise in trust and respect.

GPSA provided the names of its negotiating team to GPRA in November 2017.

We are still awaiting the names of the GPRA team so that negotiations can commence.

GPSA calls upon GPRA to now come to the table negotiate the NTCER in good faith as is expected of us by the AGPT community.

So that together we can deliver realistic and sustainable outcomes to registrars, supervisors and practices and stability to the sector at a time of great uncertainty.