Your ASU delegates Helen Micallef and Brianna Stevenson along with ASU officials have continued to bargain for better conditions for members employed with Berry Street.

Negotiations have now reached a stand-still and we need further member feedback

Member feedback is required on the two key outstanding items:

  • salary increases
  • additional leave entitlements

Please come along to the members meeting to ensure you have your final say around the Enterprise Agreement that will determine your industrial conditions.

DATE: Thursday 26 March
TIME: 12pm – 1pm
VENUE: Eaglemont – Meeting Room TBC

DATE: Monday 30 March
TIME: 3pm – 4pm
VENUE: Noble Park – Training Room

DATE: Wednesday 1 April
TIME: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
VENUE: Mt Helen – Large meeting room

What we have achieved so far:

  • expansion of the flexible work arrangements clause
  • casual employees right to request to convert to permanent employment after 6 months of regular and systematic casual work
  • part time employees right to request to amend their contract reflecting the regular hours they have worked over the past 12 months
  • minimum 10-hour break between shifts (with special conditions around sleepover shifts)
  • higher duties to be paid to employees covering an employee who is absent for five or more days regardless of how many days the higher duties are performed by the replacement employee
  • reasonable workload clause
  • lactation facilities and paid time for breastfeeding/expressing
  • payment for hours worked and time off in lieu for overnight hours for employees on overnight excursions/contingencies/camps and the payment of the sleepover allowance
  • time off instead of overtime (TOIL) by agreement
  • paying night shift of 15% shift allowances on the PM and AM shifts linked to a sleepover Monday-Friday
  • paid parental leave increase to 10 weeks for the primary carer and 3 weeks for the secondary carer
  • personal leave to be able to be used to attend medical appointments
  • penalties to be paid on five days of personal leave each year for employees who work in 24/7 Programs e.g. Residential Services,
  • an ability to take long service leave more flexibly under an Individual Flexibility Arrangement
  • 20 days of paid Family Violence Leave with no evidentiary requirements
  • Increased sleepover allowance to $70
  • First Aid allowance of $16.51 per week (pro rata) to be paid to Residential Services employees working at a Resi house who are first aid trained
  • Saturday and Sunday penalties of 150% and 200%

To RSVP or to provide further feedback please contact:
ASU Lead Organiser Tash Wark | 0418 424 052 |

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