Your HSU Bargaining Team attended the first bargaining meeting with Canberra Imaging Group (‘CIG’) on 8 June. The first meeting mainly focused on the CIG’s starting position for bargaining. CIG presented their proposal by way of a marked up copy of your current enterprise agreement (‘Marked Up Proposed EA’).
On 9 June 2021, the HSU received a copy the Marked Up Proposed EA from the CEO. We understand that CIG management has also circulated a copy of this document to all employees. You can view CIG’s Marked Up Proposed EA by clicking here.
Some of CIG’s key proposed changes include:
Spreading out pay progression and performance review across the year;
Deletion of sonographer tutor allowance;
Reduction of paid parental leave for primary caregivers from 12 to 10 weeks and increase in the time needed to qualify for paid parental leave;
Changes in progression requirements for sonography;
Productivity performance measures for sonographers in exchange for an increase in sonographer pay; and
Pay increase of 2.25% per annum over a 4 year period.
The HSU Bargaining Team seeks your feedback on these key changes and other matters in the Marked Up Proposed EA.
Initial Log of Claims
Members will recall from our last newsletter that we have compiled and presented to CIG management your Initial Log of Claims. You can view the HSU Initial Log of Claims by clicking here.
CIG has committed to responding to the HSU Initial Log of Claims in writing in the coming weeks.
Next Steps / Feedback
To get feedback directly from our members, we will be holding an all-members meeting via Zoom on Wednesday 16 June 2021 from 6 - 7pm: https://zoom.us/j/99159913404
If you have would like to provide feedback in writing or on the phone, please contact your HSU Industrial / Bargaining Officer Ed Yap at [E-Mail not displayed] or 0409 890 111.
Thank you for your ongoing participation in your union, and a warm welcome to the many new members who have recently joined the HSU.
Know someone who isn't yet a union member but want to see improvements at Canberra Imaging Group? Forward them this email – they can join at www.hsu.asn.au/join or by calling the union on 1300 478 679. We are stronger when we are working together!