As you would be aware, last December we applied for a majority support determination at the Fair Work Commission to force Calvary to bargain for your new workplace agreement. Calvary have tried to fight this all the way and as late as last week, they were still prepared to contest the request.
Fortunately, at the end of 2022, the Fair Work Act was amended to give bargaining reps (HACSU) greater power to commence bargaining without the employer’s consent. The Act means that in this case with Calvary, bargaining will start where the union gives written notice that we wish to bargain.
This means that Calvary now have no grounds to contest but have to start bargaining.
We’ve written to Calvary and expect the bargaining process to commence in the next 14 days.
Keep an eye out for our survey which will ask what you want to improve in your workplace agreement.
This is a fantastic win for all workers at Calvary as we can now work together to improve your pay and working conditions!
There is power in numbers and there is power in unity. If you know someone who is not a HACSU member yet, please encourage them to Join Tasmania’s largest and best union. If you've got any further questions or need more information make sure you get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 1300 880 032.