Congratulations to everyone who has been standing up staunchly for your entitlements and residents’ safety! Your collective actions are making a huge difference.
On the back of two stop work meetings at Mt Esk and Rivulet, members at Fairway Rise on the eastern shore of Hobart stopped work on Wednesday, and it was an amazing turnout. It’s clear that management are feeling the pressure. They know you will not allow them to take away your working conditions, and they know the community is on your side.
Although SCC haven’t yet committed to withdrawing the threats to your conditions, they have contacted us this week and agreed to meet with your HACSU bargaining team to work through these issues.
We also continue to see their merry-go-round of managers coming and going and know that management is in disarray and not working together in the best interests of residents or staff.
We’ve made it clear that if they want to resolve this ongoing dispute, they need to maintain your entitlements and offer you a decent pay rise that keeps up with increases to the cost of living. SCC are proposing a meeting for 13 April and while your bargaining team have committed to being there, we’ve asked for it to be held sooner.
We must keep this campaign going until we get management’s commitment to stop trying to cut your conditions.
Staff at Glenara Lakes will be stopping work on Wednesday 6 April. If SCC want to avoid this, the door is still open for them, but they have to withdraw the threats to your paid meal breaks and other conditions.