The dispute we're having with Southern Cross Care about their roster changes has now spread across the state.
It's important to not sign anything if you're not happy with what’s being proposed - take it away, consider it and call us if you need advice - after last week’s media coverage it appears many meetings have been cancelled at the last minute.
When it comes to the dispute, we’ve given them until midday Thursday, July 30, to uphold their commitment to detail all the proposed changes, where each area stands overall, and to meet with us to deal with some of the related issues. If they don’t we're off to Fair Work to get the umpire involved.
Lastly, we’ve heard that for those eligible under the government’s highly and unnecessarily restrictive eligibility rules for the aged care retention bonus you are yet to see it in your pay.
We're looking into this now and continue to lobby the minister to widen eligibility so all workers are included.