Over the last few months, your HACSU AHP Sub-branch have been trying to get the best possible agreement for you to vote on, but unfortunately the government have refused to present a fair offer. While we’ve gained some slight improvements it still falls well short of what you deserve and your HACSU AHP Sub-branch Executive strongly recommend you vote NO.
You should've received an email from us with the offer breakdown and a link to the voting ballot.
The Executive have been closely involved with the negotiations representing large sectors of the allied health workforce. They believe the offer does not address the underlying issues around attraction and retention and it fails to see Tasmania keep up with other jurisdictions. The disproportionate increases to the very top levels of the classification structure are also unfair on the face of it, despite any other considerations.
It’s a shame because several conditions matters did have positive outcomes, but all in all this is an unfair deal that will only further add to recruitment and retention issues. It’s also far less than is being offered to workers covered by the Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement (PSUWA) who are getting either three days’ paid leave between Christmas and New Year or a penalty if they are working as well as other greater benefits.
We’re being told by negotiators that you don’t deserve more leave because you earn too much. So, why should higher paid managers in Premier and Cabinet get more leave than you? It’s total rubbish.
The only option to address the underlying issues facing health professionals and ensure we don’t go backwards for another 3 years is to vote NO and continue negotiations.
Voting for your agreement is now open and will close at 4pm sharp on Friday 16 December.
For further information, please contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or via email at email@example.com