How this agreement impacts you depends on your role and how you came to be at Northcott.
For support workers at Level 2 the new agreement will increase your rates by a further 5.5% on top of the 2% Northcott has already passed on (so 7.5% in total), an increase of $2/hr.
For support workers on the CLA (transferred) the new agreement will see an hourly rate of $30.95, plus the introduction of salary packaging.
For Allied Health, Support/Service & ECEI Coordination, FLW Supervisors, Administration, Quality & Safeguarding, Area/Service Managers the new agreement will see a 2% increase on 1 July 2021 on top of the 2% Northcott has already passed on.
And for all employees any percentage increase determined by the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Case will be passed on from 1 July 2022.
Yes and no. There are significant improvements to the wages and conditions of many Northcott employees. However, the new agreement would see an end to some of the conditions that carried across with transferred support workers. Much work has gone into trying to maintain these – however, Northcott has now drawn the line in the sand.
Ultimately, the position taken by the HSU will be determined by members. To get your feedback members are invited to attend one of the following meetings:
Thank You! Your HSU Bargaining Team have been tirelessly working to negotiate improvements to your pay and conditions. I want to thank Ann Marie Dzonlagic, Grace Curgenven, Kim Watts, Lesley Ann Smith, Melanie James, Tordis Bulger and Tracy Martin for your work and leadership.
If you know someone who isn’t an HSU member, show them this newsletter. Let them know that HSU members are having their say. As the largest Union representing Disability Workers across Australia, the HSU is the Union of choice for Northcott employees.