Your HACSU bargaining representatives have met with St Giles to continue negotiations for the replacement Allied Health Agreement.
We’ve been able to reach agreement on several critical issues but, as always, we’re a bit underwhelmed on a number of the elements of the discussion.
Here are the big-ticket items offered in the proposed agreement so far:
- The agreement will be over three years.
- There will be an expanded definition of significant relationship for compassionate leave.
- The wages offer is 2.35% and St Giles are considering whether they’re willing to pay you the additional 0.13% on top of the last wage increase of 2.2% and backdated to then. (Whilst this wage offer is consistent with the Support Services agreement, it falls well short of addressing the ever-increasing cost of living and the wage stagnation that workers have endured for the last decade.)
- St Giles have agreed to revise and modernise classifications for AHPs, Allied Health Assistants, Seat Techs and admin support for AHPs in the first 12 months of the agreement. This will include a classification structure for education specialists and teachers.
As we work through to a draft agreement for you to vote on, St Giles are also considering:
- The circumstances of when paid special leave will be available.
We will organise some membership meetings after Easter to talk to you bout the offer.