DSPL agreement voting now open

Posted on
November 1, 2022
Health Services Industry

DSPL are trying to trick workers into voting yes

As you’ve probably seen, voting is now open for DSPL’s revised new workplace agreement.

You should be aware, however, that DSPL are trying to trick workers into voting yes.

Let’s be clear, the 3.7% annual pay rise (framed as a 4.6% increase by DSPL) is not a fair outcome for workers – especially when DSPL is a company making record profits. The cost of living for workers in Tasmania is only set to rise, recently indexed at 8.6% a year CPI (per the ABS).

The recent email from DSPL’s bargaining agent suggested that there will be no back pay if you don’t vote this agreement up. It’s intimidation and it’s just not true. Nobody knows what the outcome may be if more bargaining takes place.

This proposed agreement removes grandfathering arrangements, caps redundancy pay, slashes overtime payments for part-time collections staff, slashes annual leave of weekend nightshift workers and doesn’t provide fair pay.

Your bargaining team urges you to consider all these concerns when you vote. Asa group we cannot endorse an agreement which will be detrimental and unfair to some workers and doesn’t give anyone a fair pay rise.

We encourage you to make sure you vote and send a message to DSPL about whether you support their proposal or not.

If you have any questions or want more information, please get in touch viaHACSUassist.

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

Health Services Industry