New UAW agreement has been approved

Posted on
May 3, 2023
Aged Care Sector

Do not sign anything without talking to us first

Fair Work has approved your new UAW agreement and it will take effect from Friday 5 May.

That means you’ll receive a 1.5% wage increase from 5 May and another increase of 1.5% from the first full pay period after each of these dates:

• 1 September 2023

• 1 March 2024

• 1 September 2024

The new agreement does not have any provisions for paid meal breaks, which you may have been entitled to in the past if you’ve been employed with UAW for some time.

We’re aware that some workers at UAW still have individual contracts that provide and protect paid meal breaks. UAW must honour those contracts regardless of the enterprise agreement.

If you have an individual contract that provides paid meal breaks, UAW may try to coerce you into signing a new contract or pull you into an individual meeting and ask you to sign amended terms.

Do not sign anything or meet with UAW on your own without talking to us first.

If you don’t have a copy of your contract, you can ask your manager to give you one. If UAW won’t provide it, please contact us and we will seek to get it from UAW.

If UAW propose a roster restructure, let us know first and don’t sign anything before talking to us.

We’re here to protect your rights and we will continue to fight for your pay and conditions.

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

Aged Care Sector