Aged Care Updates – Statewide
Southern Cross Care (SCC)
The ANMF received a request from your employer to pause discussions for a new Enterprise Agreement, anticipating that discussions would recommence in, or around, February 2022. The ANMF surveyed members, the majority of whom indicated they would be willing to delay negotiations provided that they received a 2% wage increase as of October 2021. Members also noted that this would mean paid meal breaks would remain for the time being.
In response to this Counter Proposal the employer has now indicated that they are able to work through the draft EA to resolve concerns raised by the ANMF, they would give a 2% increase (as requested) with a following 1.5% increase in October of 2022 and 2023. While we are yet to see a draft agreement, the employer has made it quite clear during discussions, that is their intention paid meal breaks for clinical staff will end.
Before we reply to the changed position of the employer, the ANMF are sending a survey out to members to seek their view.
Christian Homes (CHT)
The ANMF met with members at Hawthorn Village and Snug Village on Tuesday 31 August 2021 to consult with members about an Enterprise Agreement (EA) offer. Members at the meeting indicated agreement with the offer. Subsequently at an EA meeting on Tuesday 7 September 2021, the ANMF was able to notify CHT of this. Another EA has been set to further consult, look out for further updates.
Respect, Wellington Views
The ANMF met with members on Wednesday 8 September 2021 regarding ongoing workplace concerns including clinical support. The ANMF is awaiting a date to meet with Management and members to develop a plan, look out for updates.
The ANMF is still waiting for a date to start negotiation for a new Enterprise Agreement.
The ANMF is still awaiting dates for the first meeting to commence negotiation for a new Enterprise Agreement.
The ANMF met with members and management at Korongee on Monday 13 September to discuss member concerns about workloads and staffing, and develop a plan.
UAW Ningana, Sorell
The ANMF met management and ECA members at Ningana on Thursday 2 September 2021. There was robust discussion about a number of issues of concern. Management drew up a list of actions based on input from ECA members in attendance. Further meetings will follow to evaluate changes. ECA members should look out for texts and flyers with future meeting dates.
The ANMF will meet with RN/EN members soon to discuss any issues of concern.
QV Care EBA
The ANMF and Reps attended an EBA meeting on Wednesday 15 September where an offer was made by the employer. The offer will be forwarded to members by QV Care soon, and the ANMF will hold a meeting with members on Wednesday 29 September at 1400hrs to discuss a response.
Updates correct as at 16 September 2021.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary