You were asked to vote on the replacement workplace agreement some time ago, and a majority of Family Based Care workers voted yes and it was then sent off to the Fair Work Commission for approval - The FWC has now approved the agreement and it will take effect on 18 February.
Whilst we didn't get everything we asked for, we’ve managed to add a number of new entitlements, made a few changes to the agreement and achieved a wage increase. This will put workers at Family Based Care in a better position than those under the relevant awards.
Your salary increase will be paid in the first full pay period after 18 February.
You should be able to access your new agreement now – previously this has been through the FBC website and your intranet via SharePoint. The FBC office reception can also print you a copy if you request one.
Well done to all those who sat at the bargaining table and tried to get a better deal for all the wonderful care workers and health professionals in the community sector!
We’re always stronger together.