Just hours before yesterday’s Southern Cross Care bargaining meeting that we had forced to happen after weeks of delays, they sent us their proposed new agreement.
We still have to go through it with a fine-tooth comb but at first glance it appears they're almost stripping it back to the award - ie as low as they can legally go.
This is absolutely insulting for workers who are already overworked and underpaid.
So what do they want to cut now except for your paid meal breaks?
All these could mean you will lose thousands of dollars in your pay, with more workload.
What about your conditions?
And the list goes on and on!
All SCC want is to slash your pay and conditions after the Royal Commission said aged care workers’ wages are already too low – this is disgusting and they should hang their heads in shame.
And what are you getting for all these cuts? A paltry 1.5% wage offer per year which is less than the cost of living. It’s a kick in the guts.
You don’t deserve this. We must work together and fight back to stop this attack on your working conditions.
Sign the petition here to tell SCC they won’t have their way.
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