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HACSU Members at Colanda Win Closure Agreement!

2017-08-14

Congratulations to every member at Colanda for your strong solidarity and campaigning.
It has delivered a huge win that not only supports workers but provides the best opportunity for residents to transition to new accommodation with the skilled and experienced staff they have known for many years.
HACSU members have made it impossible for the government to ignore the impacts of the closure on staff. This agreement is a compensation package that recognises members’ tireless commitment to the residents of Colanda, and the significant disturbance to the lives of members and their families.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE KEY DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT AS A PDF 

The agreement includes:

  • Comprehensive Closure Process
  • Financial Advice – Up to $1000

Service Continuity and Retention Payments

  • $33,500 – Redeployment into disability

accommodation outside of Colac.   

  • $5,500 – Redeployed to disability accommodation in Colac, or to other VPS/public sector
  • A min $3,500 and up to an extra $28,750 plus redundancy for those exiting.

Out of area Relocation Package

  • Rental Assistance – up to $43,000
  • Home Purchase Assistance – up to $94,000
  • Vendors Assistance (Selling) – up to $28,750

Family Assistance Package

  • School reimbursement – up to $1250 per child
  • Child Care Reimbursement – up to $2,200 per year for a max of three years
  • Disturbance/Travel Allowance – between $11,750 and $18,800 for travel over 10 kilometres

Click here to read the Colac Herald's coverage fo the Colanda agreement.