Thursday, 9 April 2020

CPSU NSW commences proceedings over changes to Team Leader role

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU NSW) has filed dispute proceedings with the Fair Work Commission in relation to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) decision to abolish Team Leader roles and replace them with new lower paid House Manager positions.

The CPSU NSW has consistently argued that duties of the proposed House Manager role are substantially the same as the duties of a Team Leader, and it is disingenuous to characterise the role as redundant.

The CPA proposal includes a new total remuneration package of $111,000 for House Managers, however it appears the base salary for the role is up to $25,000 a-year less than the Team Leader classification and relies on employees utilising salary packaging to increase take home pay. We have sought clarification from CPA on the exact differential and will advise members if further information becomes available.

Additionally, House Managers will be employed under common law contracts and will not be covered by the Community Living Award. The CPSU NSW’s view is that the duties of a House Manager are transferring work and if carried out by transferring employees then the CLA would continue to apply.

Members who intend to accept offers of employment as House Managers should advise CPA that you do so noting the CPSU NSW has initiated dispute proceedings regarding the coverage of the CLA.

For advice or more information contact Sharny Chalmers on 1300 772 679 or by email

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