Southern Cross Care ballot set back

Posted on
January 24, 2022
Aged Care Sector

But your delegates have a plan

We had many problems with the recent vote conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission about implementing protected industrial action.

Due to significant issues with people not receiving their ballots, ballots not going to the correct addresses etc, the AEC didn't get enough votes back for this ballot outcome to be approved, although it was only about a few per cent below the required 50%.

While this is a slight setback, we can report that of the votes received, they overwhelmingly voted to take action to send SCC a clear message that you are not prepared to be treated this way. The reality is SCC should already know this after the unprecedented vote against the agreement they put to you late last year.

So, to stop SCC cutting your conditions and to ensure you get a decent pay rise, your delegates from all SCC sites state wide are having a meeting this week to talk about our next steps in this campaign.

We’re currently looking at alternatives to the postal ballot process required by the AEC for a more modern voting system using email and SMS.

We’ll update you following this meeting, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or views on the next steps, please speak to your workplace delegates or call HACSUassist on 1300 880 032.

We have some vacancies for delegates in a few workplaces, so if you’re interested in getting involved or even being a contact for your site, please contact us.

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

Aged Care Sector