Harbison EA – Management’s response to your claims

Special HSU Harbison information session THIS WEDNESDAY at 5pm – Details below.

Harbison’s proposed new enterprise agreement is now out for you to consider, and voting on the offer will take place from next Tuesday 8 June.

While we are eager for all aged care workers to get a pay increase, however we think you deserve a real pay increase, not this poor offer of just 4%, spread out over three years.

This is one of the lowest wage offers we’ve seen across the entire aged care industry and it simply fails to recognise the valuable work that you do every single day.

Further, this proposed agreement fails to address the key concerns raised by HSU members throughout the negotiation process.

Attached to this newsletter is a report on your log of claims and what Harbison has agreed to. As you will see, the vast majority of HSU member’s claims have been rejected by Harbison.

Even simple things like a reasonable uniform/clothing allowance or improvements to leave approvals have been dismissed by management as not important for this agreement.

Management have not taken your concerns and interests seriously in this proposed agreement, so we need to stand together to demand a better outcome.

HSU Harbison Information Sessions

All Harbison staff are invited to attend a special HSU information session about the enterprise agreement this Wednesday at 5pm.

The meeting will take place at Moss Vale Working Spaces at 9 Clarence St, Moss Vale, in the Boardroom. Access is via the lift to level 3.

Everyone is encouraged to come along and discuss this offer and what it means for you.

We will have more information about proposed agreement in the next few days. If you have any questions about the proposal, please contact the HSU for more info.

We hope to see you at the info session tomorrow.

In unity,

 Gerard Hayes

Secretary HSU, NSW/ACT/QLD