Advice on genU contracts

Posted on
June 22, 2023
Social Community and Disability Sector

They can't change your roster without you agreeing first

HACSU have written to genU asking them to explain why they have not attempted to reach agreement with you about your days of work and your start and finish times before you start employment under them – which they’re obligated to do under your workplace agreement.

The Li-Ve enterprise agreement survives the transfer, so you’re still covered by its conditions and genU still have to abide by it.

Since we wrote to them, genU have now confirmed that your agreed hours of work (including days of the week and starting and finishing times) are in accordance with the roster that has been provided to you.

Whilst the genU proposed contract has several issues which go against your workplace agreement, the most important is you reaching agreement about when you will work.

Our advice to HACSU members is to do this prior to signing:

• Print off the proposed contract

• Attach a copy of your existing roster to it

• Hand write at the end of the contract: “The number of hours to be worked and pattern of work (days of the week and starting and finishing times each day) that I agree with genU are as in accordance with the attached roster.”

That means your roster becomes part of your contract. Then, despite what genU incorrectly state in the contract itself, your hours and pattern of work can then only be changed with your agreement. genU will not be able to change your roster without you agreeing first.

Once you’ve done the above, our advice is that it’s okay to sign the contract.

If you have any issues or questions about your contracts or about the transfer, please get in touch with us through HACSUassist. We’re here to help, so give us a call!

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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