Soon your employer will ask all Holy Family Services staff to vote on a new Enterprise 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’ – so it’s up to you to decide if this agreement is good enough.
Holy Family Services have not agreed to all our claims, but some major changes include:
A percentage increase in wages of 6.75% over 3 years
Improved protections for part-time aged care employees, ensuring that there will be written agreement on the guaranteed minimum number of hours to be worked, the days of the week and shifts that will be worked and the starting and finishing times each day, prior to commencing employment.
Parental Leave – 6 weeks top up pay for the primary carer and 2 weeks top up for the secondary carer
Medication Allowance to include Personal Carers who are required to administer medication
Before voting opens, your employer must share a copy of the proposed Agreement with you and provide details on all the proposed changes.
Please review this information carefully. If you have any questions, contact the HSU.