The members of St. Vincent and Private have been granted a new agreement that provides for salary increases of 3% per year on a four-year, loss-free contract under current conditions. The EBA discussions focused on the financing challenges, which are needed to cope with wage increases through minimum rates, scales, shift work allowances and working time. HACSU needs feedback from members on how best to reward team work in the new enterprise contract – please contact your organizer Asha Riehl. EWT management and haCSU will meet on December 11 to advance the EBA discussions on the Vista and EWT agreements, which will be grouped into a single EBA. Negotiations on the new agreement will continue until July. HaCSU is currently negotiating with a number of NGO employers to negotiate fair and fair procedures for consultations and turnover tables that must be defined in agreements beyond the minimum allocation. We want to establish decent labour standards for disability workers to attract and retain workers in the sector and ensure quality support for people with disabilities. VAHPA delegate Jeremy Duggan said: “The return on the offer has been very positive. Members felt that previous agreements had been rushed without addressing many important issues such as professional development. An Enterprise Agreement (EBA) is a legally binding agreement between managers and workers, negotiated by union members.
Negotiations between HACSU and SJGA will continue with a series of meetings in November. The main outstanding issues are workers` wages and rights related to consultations and working tables, as well as the inclusion of the rights of delegates in the workplace in the collective agreement. BreastScreen Victoria has proposed a number of changes to the proposed enterprise agreement, some positive, many negative. They also accepted some VAHPA applications, but not most of them. Recently, they have put on the table an offer of wages, although this unfortunately provides for wage increases of less than 2% per year. McM still recommends to HACSU that its government funding agreements do not allow for a decent pay increase for members. HACSU continues to challenge this assertion and will meet with MCM to discuss salaries. DHS funds some MCM homes at DHS rates, but refuses to fund all MCM homes at the same level, although people spend the same work. DHS can and should finance all homes at the same rates. HACSU continues to ask members for feedback on how best to reward work posted in the new enterprise contract – please contact your organizer Asha Riehl with your ideas. HACSU is meeting this week with Yooralla to discuss negotiations on the two agreements and will also meet with hosting staff to discuss options and measures to advance negotiations under the Fair Work Act.
Download this PDF communication here to print it out and put it on your work ad. Yooralla`s management has informed HACSU that it is suspending negotiations on DSW EBA and will ask staff to vote on a new agreement in the near future.