We have been trying for a long time to finalise a draft workplace agreement for you to vote on. In fact, we thought we were getting close to that 12 months ago but, disappointingly, Montagu have been dragging their feet citing a number of excuses such as COVID, not hearing back from their employer advocates and the loss of key workers.
Enough is enough. We’ve written to the CEO to say workers deserve better than this and Montagu must get moving with bargaining as soon as possible.
To move forward, you’ll be issued the Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR) again as it’s been over a year since the last one. While the big-ticket items such as your wage offer are still yet to be finalised, the good news is we don’t need to start from scratch.
While we’re pushing Montagu to lock in the upcoming bargaining sessions, we’ll keep you in the loop. If you want to get involved in bargaining, give us a call on 1300 880 032.
Remember unionised workers have greater bargaining power. If your colleagues are not yet HACSU members, now is the time to encourage them to join the union for disability support workers.