You will have recently received correspondence from Kevin Reilly, Director, Home Care regarding the transfer to Australian Unity.
As you would be aware, the PSA has taken a strong stand on your behalf to secure the best possible deal in relation to the transfer.
While we were not able to secure every measure we sought, I am pleased to report that the union has in fact secured a number of important outcomes that we, with your support, have been fighting for throughout the negotiation period.
We have ensured:
- that Australian Unity will not seek to negotiate a new enterprise agreement for two years, meaning that conditions are guaranteed for that period
- the protection of MEE Policy redundancy entitlements post-transfer
- that all leave entitlements and accruals to date will be transferred to the new employer, including sick leave.
I have been in discussions with FACS Secretary, Michael Coutts-Trotter, in pursuit of these issues and it is pleasing to see the results reflected in some way in Mr Reilly’s correspondence.
I want to congratulate all members for staying strong in this campaign. It is because of your strength that these outcomes have been achieved.
Let me assure you that the PSA will continue to represent your interests with Australian Unity and ensure that you receive the best possible deal through the transition and beyond.
Acting PSA General Secretary