Lies and statistics

Posted on
March 22, 2023
Aged Care Sector

We can't let UAW win - Vote NO to their latest agreement

UAW’s CEO has again tried to mislead you regarding industrial action. Unfortunately, it’s not the first time he’s tried to create confusion about your campaign for fair wages and conditions, and it probably won’t be the last.

The facts are simple: you’ve told us you need feel valued and see things improve at work.

The statistics are even simpler: to vote this action up we had to get over 50% of union members across the state to participate in the vote, and of those who voted, 85% supported industrial action.

These high results unequivocally show that UAW workers are crying out for something to change.

But only yesterday, UAW’s mainland management wrote to us with a ludicrous suggestion: if a resident approached you to talk about your pay and conditions, then in their eyes, you would be creating a risk to their health and safety to discuss it with them – talk about dramatic.

The truth is residents already know the stress you’re under and UAW don’t want word to get out about the way they’re treating workers and residents.

It’s more important now than ever that we don’t let them silence us – that’s why we’re encouraging you to vote NO to UAW’s dodgy deal.

Their endless lies and spin are only further proof that they just don’t get it. Stripping paid meal breaks represents a far greater risk to residents’ health and safety than actions like wearing a badge or talking about the stress you’re under.

Your CEO claims the draft agreement he’s putting out to vote is a “generous one”. But in reality there’s absolutely no incentive for workers to do anything but vote NO.

By voting anything but NO, you’d be agreeing to an effective wage cut measured against inflation, a roster upheaval and an extra 2.5 hours work every week to make up for your lost paid meal breaks.

Let’s send a strong message by voting NO that we won’t accept more cuts to workers rights and residents’ care.

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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