Estia: Your enterprise agreement is going out for a vote!

Dear Members,

Your enterprise agreement is going out for a vote and Estia will soon be asking all staff to vote on the draft new agreement.

Your enterprise agreement sets out your wages and conditions at work - so it’s important everyone understands how the agreement will affect them and has a say in the vote.

The enterprise agreement will only be accepted if a majority of people who cast a vote, vote ‘yes’. Therefore, it’s up to you to decide if this agreement is good enough.

Estia has agreed to important changes in your proposed enterprise agreement put forward by the HSU, to ensure your pay rates conditions are protected, including:

  • 3 per cent per annum wage increases, including backpay of the increase from July 2023.
  • Introducing an additional six (6) weeks paid parental leave, and 1 weeks paid partner leave.
  • Predictable hours confirmed in contracts before commencing employment.

Next Steps

Voting will open Monday, 20 May and close Wednesday, 22 May.

Before voting opens, your employer must share a copy of the proposed agreement with you and provide details on all the proposed changes.

You can find a copy of your proposed enterprise agreement HERE.

If you have any questions about your proposed enterprise agreement, please contact the HSU for assistance.

Encourage your workmates to join the HSU. Together you have strength in your workplace. New members can join online at or call 1300 478 679.