We (Beena, Melissa, Margaret B, Shelley – ASU delegates, with Kerman from ASU) have been meeting with the Carer’s Vic Bargaining Team over the past few months and have participated in good faith whilst resisting any reduction in our entitlements.

Carer’s Vic with help from external consultants, sought to reduce personal leave entitlements, reduce access to a redundancy and even cutting staff out of the industry Award. We stood firm in supporting our current working conditions.

Whilst Carer’s Vic came to the negotiations with over 50 claims, we put forward 11 modest claims-most of which will not financially impact the organisation.

One of the most important claims for us all is an extension of the disputes procedure which allows staff to take a disciplinary matter they believe is unfair to the Fair Work Commission.

Currently, staff can only formally dispute issues directly relating to the EBA or the Award. Because there is no clause in the EBA or Award that mentions disciplinary matters, you are unable to have an independent umpire assess these internal actions.

Carer’s Vic want you to TRUST their internal processes. Do you trust that internal decisions will always be in your best interest?

Voting opens on Friday 26 November 2021.

Vote NO – we need to be able to access the independent umpire. Encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Now is the time to spread the word and make your voice heard.

When we vote the EBA down, Management will be forced back to the bargaining table.

The ASU will be holding a meeting next Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 4pm. It is open for all staff. All questions welcome.

For further information please contact your workplace Delegates (Beena, Melissa, Margaret B and Shelley) or ASU Organiser Kerman Daruwalla on kdaruwalla@asuvictas.com.au

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