As members know, we wrote to Neal recently about his offer for some NWSS casual employees to come across to a permanent position.
We told him that it’s great that he’s offering permanency to many of his casual employees, but we also wanted to confirm the average hours provided on the contracts were actually the employees’ contracted hours.
Neal has gotten back to us to say he has sent a letter to those interested and to confirm that this is the case. Here’s what he said:
“This means that the average hours at the time of transfer are the contracted hours. When these people were casual we always treated their recurrent hours as contracted hours.”
If any member has decided they'd like to move to a permanent position and accrue sick leave and annual leave, and wishes to sign the contract confirming exactly that, our advice is to note in the email or contract that you understand that “average hours means contracted hours.”
If you want to discuss the contracts further, please get in touch with Neal directly or feel free to give HACSUassist a call on 1300 880 032.