Paltry DSPL offer

Posted on
March 28, 2022
Health Services Industry

Vote NO to this rush job

There appears to be some trickery going on with management’s communications about bargaining.
To be clear, we believe that is not only premature but not in any worker’s best interests for the EA to be voted on at this stage, we do not agree that negotiations have concluded, nor do we agree that this is a satisfactory outcome of bargaining.
This is a rush-job at absolute best. It’s not bargaining in good faith, nor does it give you a genuine opportunity to make an informed decision before asking you to vote. These tactics have been used for a number of years within DSPL to fearmonger amongst hard-working staff. Enough is enough.
HACSU strongly encourages you and all your colleagues to vote no – and here is why:

  • Length of agreement – DSPL want four years
  • Shift penalties/span of hours – if you’re working outside of normal hours, you should be paid as a shift worker, not a day worker
  • Issues with rosters/hours accrual/loss of paid meal breaks
  • Changes to annual leave accrual likely to mean the loss of 1-2 weeks leave for shift workers – who works 26 Sundays a year?
  • Removal of grandfathering arrangements and your long-term terms and conditions
  • Issues with access to compassionate leave
  • Unsatisfactory increases to wages and allowances
  • Not clearly defined classifications

We do not believe that your employer is being transparent or providing you with the appropriate information within the ballot material that has been provided to you. Again, we would strongly encourage every HACSU member to vote NO as this proposed EA is not in your best interest. If you have any concerns, you can always contact us through HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or

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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