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AGREEMENT REACHED - CONGRATULATIONS HACSU MEMBERS!

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  • Wages 2.75% above the minimum
  • Public holiday rates and shift allowances for vista staff
  • 25% casual loading for vista staff
  • Minimum 20 hours in part-time contracts
  • Advanced DSW positions
  • rostering clause
  • Paid family violence leave
  • Ongoing training and supervision
  • Better professional development
  • Mandatory training to be provided in paid time
  • Improved consultation and dispute resolution
  • and much more!

For almost 3 years, HACSU members across the Tipping Foundation and Vista have been bargaining for a new EBA. HACSU are proud to announce that the Union and The Tipping Foundation/Vista Senior management have reached an agreement which will deliver major improvements for all employees. 


This EBA campaign was about creating a workplace that would attract and retain the best possible disability support workers. It has been an incredibly tough campaign with Tipping Team Leaders (house supervisors) and middle management undergoing a huge restructure, as well as the ongoing funding constraints of the disability sector. 
HACSU members stood strong and recently implemented protected action bans, in order to increase the pressure on senior management to come to the table with a fair deal. 


Since HACSU members introduced protected action, negotiations sped up and an agreement was reached last week. 


HACSU is incredibly proud of the members who took part in the campaign, especially those who maintained the bans and joined stop work action. 


It is because of your work as a HACSU member, that we have achieved this agreement. Without union members fighting for a better deal, Tipping and Vista staff would be employed on minimum conditions of the SCHADS award which offer few rights for workers and very little job security.


The new agreement is currently being reviewed by legal professionals. After this the agreement will be available to view by all staff during what is known as the ‘access period’. From there ALL STAFF will be asked to vote on the agreement. HACSU will provide members with more information regarding this process as soon as the dates are confirmed. 


All members are urged to vote yes. – This is a two-year agreement with NO LOSS of current conditions, only improvements. 


This newsletter details the highlights of the agreement, the full agreement will be available to view soon. HACSU will notify all members when the new EBA has been finalised. 


This agreement will improve conditions for all Tipping Foundation and Vista staff.

Read the full outcomes document here

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