Your Enterprise Agreement bargaining for Hunter Imaging Group has come to its final stages.
While there have been some improvements to several allowances in the agreement, some terms in the agreement are not up to industry standard and we are requesting a meeting in an attempt to resolve this. The three major changes we are still seeking are:
The agreement be altered to a 3-year term instead of 4;
The pay increases proposed are inadequate;
Pay parity between CT, MRI and Nuclear Medicine.
Although communications sent out by the company claim they have discussed the agreement with the HSU, we have not heard back from them regarding our meeting request to discuss the matters listed above.
The HSU believes this four-year Enterprise Agreement falls far from what can be offered. Most of all, the proposed pay rise of 2%, 1.5%, 1.5% and 2% is not enough for workers at Hunter Imaging Group given that CPI is currently 2.2%. This means that members will be taking a pay cut if they vote yes to this agreement.
It is clear to the HSU that HIG are attempting to take advantage of the current climate caused by the COVID pandemic to push through a long-term agreement that takes advantage of its employees.
The HSU will continue to press for an agreement that recognises the valuable contribution made by HIG staff. If you have any further questions, please contact your local organiser Shannon Ranjit via firstname.lastname@example.org.
With more HSU members in the workplace, our voices are stronger and our leverage greater. If you have colleagues that want a better deal but haven’t yet joined the union, encourage them to do so today at www.hsu.asn.au/join or call 1300 478 679.