Healthscope bargaining - send in the clowns!

Posted on
November 14, 2022
Health Services Industry

They better come back with a real offer quickly

Healthscope might as well have sent the circus in for negotiations yesterday – it might have been more productive. Their team hadn’t even begun work on an offer to put forward to you after getting your feed back on their last one.

When questioned on their wage offer, they seemed to believe it was a genuine offer that you should be happy to accept. With their chief negotiator again meeting with us via Teams from Melbourne, they’re simply out of touch with the current cost of living crisis that you’re experiencing here in Hobart.

Because they were underprepared, they’ve now told us that they’ll have to go away and have a think about your feedback and the hardship you’re enduring to see if they can give up any more of their astronomical profits to help you get by.

We told them that they’d better come back with a real offer quickly so that we can present it to you – because if they can’t do that, we’ll be heading to a protected industrial action ballot.

We'll be coming out to talk to you on Monday 14 November. We'll stop by the various meal rooms on the floors from 12.30pm, so keep an eye out and come have a chat.

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

Health Services Industry