TAFE & Adult Provision One step closer to a better deal

Members in disability have overwhelmingly endorsed a one-year rollover agreement, which delivers an immediate pay rise and some improved conditions while we continue negotiations for a new multi-enterprise agreement (MEA). This also gives us time to lobby governments for additional funding to support important improvements and to deliver future gains.

The rollover agreement includes improved entitlements on broken shifts, superannuation, reproductive health and pregnancy loss, disciplinary processes, modes of employment, safety at work, the damage and soiled clothing allowance, and paid family violence leave. Employers have also acknowledged that paperwork and administrative duties should be included within paid hours. 

Over the past six months, AEU Victoria, HACSU and disability employers have been meeting regularly to negotiate the new MEA, which covers both community-based and day services and residential care workers. We have now reached agreement on a number of long-term improvements for members in the disability sector, but these can only be implemented if we secure funding from the Victorian and Commonwealth governments. We will be keeping members informed on the progress of these negotiations.

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