Warrigal is proposing to transfer your conditions - what do you think?

Warrigal has made an application to the Fair Work Commission to transfer your conditions of employment from the MACI, NSWNMA and HSU NSW Enterprise Agreement 2017 – 2020 to the Warrigal and NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation NSW Branch, Health Services Union NSW/ACT/QLD Branch and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation – Australian Capital Territory Branch Enterprise Agreement 2022.

If the application is granted, it will mean that all your wages and conditions will be subject to the Warrigal enterprise agreement.

The Warrigal enterprise agreement was negotiated with employees last year, and HSU members played a significant role in that process. HSU members were able to win some positive new conditions, such a new mentor allowance of $4 per hour and increases to the medication allowance, as well as new provisions for additional parental leave and new special sick leave conditions.

Most of your current conditions would be the same, or better, under the Warrigal enterprise agreement.

However, some of your current conditions would not be included. Those include the uniform allowance and the laundry allowance, as Warrigal does not require employees to wear a uniform (except in the case of PPE required for specific tasks). However, Warrigal has agreed to pay staff a one-off lump sum equivalent to 6 months of their uniform/laundry allowance (based on average hours worked), to be paid in the first pay upon transition to the Warrigal payroll and Enterprise Agreement coverage.

Here is a document Warrigal has prepared comparing your current conditions to the conditions under the Warrigal enterprise agreement. Please have a read through this document to make sure you understand how this could impact you.

What do you think of this proposal?

Together, HSU members will determine our response to this proposal – so we want to hear from you. The Fair Work Commission has asked the HSU to share the views of our members, so please have your say here in this important survey.

We will then take this feedback to the Fair Work Commission, so that the views of HSU members are considered by the Commission in determining this application.

If you have any questions about the proposal, please contact your HSU Organiser Meri Bosevski at [E-Mail not displayed] or call the HSU Member Services Division on 1300 478 679.

If your colleagues are not yet HSU members, encourage them to join the union today to have their say in this important decision. New members can join online at www.hsu.asn.au/join or by calling 1300 478 679.