Voting opens today in the ballot for the St Catherine’s Aged Care Enterprise Agreement 2021.
The HSU is very concerned about management’s offer to lock in low pay increases of only 1.75% per year, for three years.
This is one of the lowest pay offers across the aged care sector and would guarantee to keep your enterprise agreement rates low until at least 2023.
We say that aged care workers deserve better!
It is up to you whether to accept this deal or say ‘no’ and push for a better offer. If a majority vote ‘yes’ to accept the offer, the agreement will be accepted and sent to the Fair Work Commission for approval.
If a majority vote ‘no’ the HSU will hold further meetings with management and we will push for a better wage offer.
You can find a copy of the proposed enterprise agreement at this link. We encourage everyone to read the proposal carefully and have a say when the ballot opens.
If you have any questions about the enterprise agreement, please contact your organiser or call the union office for assistance.
We’re fighting for a 25% pay increase
Last week, the HSU filed evidence in our historic Work Value Case, to increase wages in the Aged Care Award by 25%.
We will keep campaigning for higher wages, more staff and better resourcing across the whole aged care sector.
If your colleagues are not yet HSU members, encourage them to join the union and our campaign for better wages 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 Wednesday 7 April to Thursday 15 April. Make sure you have your say!