On behalf of members formerly employed in Home Care Services with Hobsons Bay, the ASU has lodged an application in the Federal Court.
The application argues that the members have an entitlement to redundancy pay after the council outsourced in-home aged care services.
This is the second time the ASU has taken Hobsons Bay to court to defend the rights of ASU members.
After Hobsons Bay City Council outsourced in-home aged care services, the Home Care workers were made redundant. Their employment was not transferred to the new provider.
From the start, the ASU argued the workers whose roles were made redundant were entitled to a redundancy payment. However, Hobsons Bay has not paid redundancy entitlements to the workers.
Before going to the Federal Court the ASU tried to resolve the dispute over redundancy payments with Hobsons Bay City Council.
But rather than resolve the dispute, and after continual delays, the week before Christmas Hobsons Bay lodged an application in the Fair Work Commission to vary the Enterprise Agreement.
If successful, Hobsons Bay’s application could stop the redundant in-home aged care workers from receiving a redundancy payment. It could also affect other ASU members at Hobsons Bay who may be entitled to a redundancy.
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