Thanks to delegates and members who participated in our CHC Bargaining Updates yesterday. Your input was valuable.

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Status of negotiations
No pay offer yet! VHIA are working with centres on a proposal.

Positive Progress on members’ claims;

  • Likely agreement to our more comprehensive definition of family,
  • VHIA reviewing the inclusion of permanent care in addition to adoption leave,
  • Positive consideration of Cultural and Ceremonial leave, and Lateral Violence Leave
  • Statement of commitment to secure work.
  • Likely agreement on blood donation leave
  • Employers have dropped the claim for an extended spread of hours!
  • Employers reviewing following claims;
  • Casual conversion

Members told us that in addition to the priority concerns of;

  • Pandemic leave
  • A good wage outcome
  • Opposing reductions

Members want to continue to pursue;

  • Work from home
  • Mental health leave
  • Supervision

We have resisted reductions! Your employers have agreed to drop the following claims;

  • Removal of extra weeks leave for Youth Workers
  • Reduction to union training leave
  • Reduction of scope of dispute resolution

Under review

  • Extension of close down options,
  • KPI clause
  • Travel and laundry allowance.

There is still a way to go to address all ASU members’ claims. See claims here. Your delegates have put in a major effort.

ASU members in all your centre’s have been ably represented by union delegates.

Thanks to Andy – Cohealth, Mary – LCHS, Donna – Star, NRCHC, Anne – Bendigo, James -Cohealth.

Mary and Anne recently decided to step back from bargaining. Thanks for your work and representation of your members’ issues.

Susie – Gippsland Lakes Complete Health has now joined the bargaining team. Thank you and welcome!

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For further information please contact: Your ASU Delegates or
ASU Jane Karslake |

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