South Australia`s 19,000 nursing and midwifery employees voted overwhelmingly in favour of the government`s corporate deal offer, which calls for wage increases of 2% per year over the next two years. If you are a member of a trade union entitled to represent your industrial interests with respect to the work to be performed under the agreement, your union is your negotiator for the agreement, unless you appoint another person to your representative or revoke the status of the union than your representative. A company agreement is an agreement between an employer and his employees, which is covered by the agreement setting the wages and conditions of these workers for a maximum period of 4 years. To enter into force, the agreement must be supported by a majority of staff members who voted to approve the agreement and must be approved by an independent authority, the Fair Work Commission. A two-week national vote, which ended last night, resulted in 95 percent of nurses and midwives who returned a ballot vote in favor of the deal. . „We`ve been saying all the time that taxpayers in Southern Australia can pay the ANMF`s initial claims of 3.5% per year, especially at a time when inflation was around 2%. The Nursing/Midwifery (South Australian Public Sector) Enterprise Agreement 2020 provides for annual increases of 2% from the first full salary period on 1 January 2020, 1 January 2021 and 1 January 2022. . .