OneCare agreement

Posted on
July 5, 2022
Aged Care Sector

Going to a vote.

OneCare told us they were putting their proposed general staff agreement to a vote at yesterday’s meeting. As previously outlined, they’ve changed their wage offer and made the agreement shorter. OneCare summarise the new pay offer as:
The 1 July 2021 pay will be an increase of 2.5% on current wage rates. 2% has already been passed on with 0.5% to be back paid.
The 1 July 2022 pay will be:
3% on current wage rates for Administration and Home Care (noting their current above modern award wage rate); and
4% on current wage rates for all other General employees.
So they are still insisting that Home Care and Admin staff get a 3% pay rise while other general staff will get 4%.
If you need a reminder, here’s what else is on offer: 

  • 2 extra days of “exceptional leave” for things like domestic violence, miscarriage or unexpected emergencies
  • 4 hours a year paid time for non-compulsory meetings
  • A new workload escalation clause
  • A new workplace consultation committee
  • An updated dispute resolution clause, now the same as the nurses, for when things go wrong
  • Changes to how the Foul & Nauseous Linen Allowance is paid and operated

They have also dropped their claim to claw back parental leave and Fair Work Aged Care Work Value wage offsets. The access period for their proposed agreement opens on Tuesday 5 July, and voting will start on 14 July, closing on 25 July. Voting will be online through a private provider.

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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