Hobart Day Surgery rejects staff wish list

Posted on
May 11, 2020
Health Services Industry

HDS got back to us...

...and they’re effectively rejecting members' entire log of claims - employees' wish-list of improvements for a new staff agreement.
Their response was quite blasé, particularly around our request that no reductions be made to current entitlements - staff fought hard to win these working conditions and we don’t intend to surrender them.
Workers deserve an explanation to we've written to HDS' consultant asking them to explain why they rejected the claims.
This is what HDS rejected: 

  • Shift allowance increase - they want it to remain as is      
  • Wage increase of 5% - their offer is 3%      
  • On-call allowance increase of $1.50 an hour - their offer is the same as their proposed wage increase, or an increase of 12 cents an hour      
  • 20 days paid domestic violence leave - their offer is just 8 days with documentary evidence. This is a terrible retrograde position that means if any staff member was in a domestic violence situation the burden would be on them to prove it. The National Employment Standards provide 10 days of unpaid leave  
  • 5 days training for union delegates - they're offering only 2 days

We've asked to meet with HDS to get a more comprehensive response in line with good faith bargaining. If any member wants to be part of the negotiating team, please contact us.

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

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