Able Australia bargaining delay

Posted on
April 30, 2020
Social Community and Disability Sector

Able have asked HACSU to agree to defer negotiations for the new agreement for 12 weeks with a review at the end.

As a show of good faith, given the reasons Able provided and their priorities around preserving job security at the moment, we’ve said we are willing to delay negotiations if Able meet these conditions:

  • Able are to give us their Log of Claims, if they have one as they've had ours for months and had previously agreed to give us theirs. Providing these in a timely fashion is an established obligation in good-faith bargaining.      
  • Able make guarantees about the next pay increase given that delaying negotiations and the agreement approval process might mean the new agreement might not be approved and stamped off by the time the next pay increase is due.

We’ll keep members updated with any news on bargaining from here.

With all that’s going on at the moment, we hope all staff and their families are safe and well.

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For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

Social Community and Disability Sector