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From the Secretary
Following discussions with St Vincent’s Care Services management, SVCS have proposed a new enterprise agreement for staff.
The new EA would be a short two year agreement, and would be back dated to 1 July 2020.
SVCS are offering a wage increase of 2.75% in the first year, backdated to 1 July 2020, and another increase of 2.25% from 1 July 2021.
We have been very clear that we would not accept reductions to current conditions, and management have agreed that current benefits will remain in place.
In addition to the pay increases, management have agreed to a number of improved conditions, including:
Improved Penalty Rates
These changes bring the enterprise agreement in to line with recent improvements to the Aged Care Award and reflect improvements in response to workplace issues raised by HSU members.
Attached to this email is a copy of your proposed enterprise agreement and a summary of key changes. We encourage everyone to read the proposal carefully and have a say when the ballot opens.
If a majority vote ‘yes’ to accept the offer, the agreement will be sent to the Fair Work Commission for approval. If a majority vote ‘no’ the HSU will hold further discussions about the agreement.
If any HSU members have any questions about the enterprise agreement, please contact your organiser or call the union office for assistance.
If your colleagues are not yet HSU members, encourage them to join the union today. New members can join online at www.hsu.asn.au/join or by calling the union on 1300 478 679.
Voting is scheduled from Tuesday 12 January to Thursday 14 January. Make sure you have your say!
Secretary HSU NSW/QLD/ACT
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