We’re aware that Lifeline has withdrawn its application for approving the EBA you recently voted on because the Fair Work Commission found multiple errors in the agreement.
We pointed out many flaws during bargaining and then during the approval process, and we old Lifeline they would have issues with approval, but they proceeded anyway - presumably they thought they’d get away with it.
The FWC demanded Lifeline guarantee your conditions won’t fall below the current and future Retail and SCHADS awards and asked them to show how the agreement can pass the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT).
Here are the significant errors in the agreement that your employer must fix:
Rather than committing to fix those errors, Lifeline’s bargaining agent has withdrawn their application for approval, and we haven’t heard from them about what they intend to do. We presume they’ll have to recommence bargaining and fix these errors for a new agreement to vote on. This is a very disappointing outcome, but we’ll be working to get this right for you.
In the meantime, your previous agreement continues to take effect. If you have any questions, please contact HACSUassist.