Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children EA Update - Next Steps

Dear Member,

Thank you for your ongoing participation in your union and a warm welcome to the new members who have recently joined the HSU. 

As you are aware, RIDBC are proposing to merge and combine eight separate Agreements into one Agreement. This will determine your pay and conditions for up to 4 years! It is crucial to be properly represented in these negotiations by your union. 

On Tuesday, the HSU met with RIDBC and Integroe Partners to kickstart the bargaining process for your next Enterprise Agreement. 

We have agreed to schedule our next meeting in one month’s time – this gives time for us to officially nominate your Union Representatives who will form our Bargaining/Negotiating Team.  

Complete our Survey

To give your union a better idea about your top priorities during these negotiations, please complete our quick survey below. This should only take a few minutes and your responses are fully confidential. 


Join us! Nominate to be a Bargaining Representative 

​With already a lot of engagement amongst the workforce, taking the next step and nominating to be a union representative is important to best represent the diverse workforce at RIDBC and at the Bargaining Table. 

Our Bargaining team made of your colleagues will be steering our direction and positions throughout this important process. 

RIDBC have committed to 'Good Faith' Bargaining protocols which include facilitating your participation in your union as much as possible during Bargaining and ensuring no loss of pay in undertaking Bargaining activities.  

If you are interested in nominating to be a Union Representative and joining our Bargaining Team, please email your HSU Organiser, Thomas Gao via [E-Mail not displayed] or call him on 0435 307 232. 

We are stronger when we work together!

Know of a colleague who isn't yet a union member but want to be properly represented and see decent improvements to their conditions? Encourage them to join the HSU here or by calling the union on 1300 478 679.