Posted on
January 10, 2022
Aged Care Sector

Answers on wage rises, car damages & minimum engagement

We’ve raised questions about the 2% pay increase discussed in a recent meeting. Gemma McCarthy, Head of People Services has told us that IntegratedLiving reviews pay for employees paid under the Integratedliving Role Clarity and CapabilityFramework (RCCF) pay grade annually each October. The outcome of this year’s review was a 2% increase for employees paid under the RCCF.

The 2% pay increase does not apply to FBC employees as they are covered by the FBC agreement and are, in general, currently paid at a higher rate. However, FBC employees’ rates of pay have been compared to the new IntegratedLiving RCCF rate, and if the FBC rate was lower then those workers’ wages have been increased to line up with the RCCF rate.

All increases were effective from the first full pay period after 1 October. We’re told that FBC employees who had their wages increased should have gotten a letter around 26 October.

FBC employees will not be eligible to receive a wage increase until their hourly pay rate is the same as the RCCF employees.

We can also confirm that IntegratedLiving will pay if a client damages an employee’s car (e.g., vomits, urinates, breaks something, etc). We understand workers have also previously been given differing advice from their team leaders about what to do if this occurs. Gemma said she will refer this question to Tara Milner, Service Delivery Manager for Tasmania, for her to provide more information on the correct way to make the claim.

In terms of the issue around 1-hour minimum engagement, a new payroll system has been introduced and this should solve any previous problems. If you have a previous minimum engagement issue, please contact payroll with the date of the underpayment and they should rectify it for you. If you have any problems getting it sorted out, please let us know.

There are still a number of issues that we’re waiting to hear back about, so keep an eye out for another update when we have more information.

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

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