BCYF have advised that they are forging ahead with their proposed agreement that provides no certainty and takes you backwards in conditions and entitlements.

The only movement BCYF have made on their proposed offer is to apply Special Maternity Leave at 20 weeks, as claimed by the ANMF earlier. Whilst this is welcome it certainly does not go anywhere near the changes that members need to see to endorse the proposed agreement.

The access period (the period of time for you to consider the proposed agreement) is now open and will remain so until voting takes place from 11 – 14 June, via Survey Monkey. All employees covered by the agreement will have an opportunity to vote, whether you are a member of a union or not.

It is imperative that you are fully aware of what is in the proposed agreement and the direct effects it will have on you and your colleagues, now and into the future.

Your union representatives believe that this proposed agreement is a backwards deal and to cast a yes vote will see you lose out. That’s why your union is strongly recommending that you vote NO.

Your Delegates have detailed information on what is at stake, some of the key points are:

  • No guaranteed wage increase
  • Maintaining their position that you must seek BCYF’s agreement to empower the Fair Work Commission to make a binding decision (arbitration) in dispute resolution processes.
  • Refusing to have “significant relationship” as a qualifier for accessing compassionate and carers leave
  • Maintaining their position to reject your annual leave claim of 5 weeks leave per annum.
  • Insisting that fixed term contracts can and will be used repeatedly at their discretion.
  • Introducing Broken Shifts to all programs and services “by mutual agreement”.

And if that wasn’t enough, they also want to lock you into all this for a minimum period of 4 years!

The only way to stop this erosion of conditions and entitlements is to stand together and send a strong message to BCYF that you will not accept their proposal.

There is something you can do though to change this;

  • On June 11 ensure you cast your vote and vote NO
  • Pass this on to a non-member, ask them to vote no and to join the ASU by visiting: https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

Why join?
Your work is the foundation of your life: doesn’t it make sense to protect it? The ASU protects your rights at work, provides expert advice and support and delivers members only savings and discounts. We are not-for-profit, member-owned and run. We exist only for the benefit of our members.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Joanne McEvoy | 0437 035 721 | jmcevoy@asuvictas.com.au

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