This was an attempt to spin their proposed agreement as the best thing since sliced bread.
The thing is, pretty much all those changes were already agreed to and should've been in place since 2018 when members voted yes for that proposal but, instead, Anglicare told Fair Work they didn’t want to play ball and then proceeded to put their heads in the sand for the next year or so and try and pretend the agreement didn’t exist.
It’s all a bit rich considering they had already agreed to put out the agreement that was voted up earlier this year but then decided they weren’t going to honour that and wanted to make some new cuts.
Remember, the proposed agreement as it stands could now see you staff paid for only 2 hours a day no matter how many clients they see, where the clients live or whether the worker is in a group home, community or office.
Why? Because a 10-minute appointment or meeting in a schedule now isn’t considered an ‘engagement’ - so a worker could do 12 of them, starting in the morning and finishing at night, and still get paid for only 2 hours - as long as the time with a client adds up to 2 hours in total, no matter where or when it is, they would only have to pay staff for 2 hours. What a joke.
We're calling on Anglicare to drop the nonsense and the cuts and to go back to the agreement that members voted up, without this horrendous minimum pay roster they want, and just get it done.