Friday, 15 May 2020

Mid North Coast Disability Services announces transfer of business

MNCDS has written to all staff advising of its plans to transfer its disability services business to its individual consortium partners, of which Ability Options is the only remaining entity.

The announcement by MNCDS provides staff with an opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and submit feedback and over the next few weeks, with consultation concluding on 8 June 2020.

You may know Hunter Valley Disability Services (HVDS) recently underwent a similar transfer of disability services to its individual consortium partners, one of which was Ability Options. The CPSU NSW was involved in that process. Ability Options has confirmed with us that it intends to replicate, where possible, those documents and processes which they have consulted on previously with the CPSU NSW.

The CPSU NSW and MNCDS will be meeting on Tuesday 19 May 2020 to commence initial discussions and will continue to meet during the transition process.

The CPSU NSW encourages all members to carefully review the MNCDS information and provide written feedback to both MNCDS and to the CPSU NSW.

We will collate your feedback, raise your concerns directly with MNCDS, and provide further updates as soon as we receive any new information from MNCDS.

Guarantee of employment conditions

It is important to note that although your employer will change, your pay and conditions will stay the same for up to five years from the date of transfer from FACS to MNCDS.

The only way that your pay and conditions will change prior to the five years is if an enterprise agreement is negotiated with your new employer, Ability Options.

Should an enterprise agreement be negotiated you will have the opportunity to vote on whether you agree with what is proposed.

If you are a union member, the CPSU NSW will work with you and negotiate for you.

If you would like a CPSU NSW representative to attend your team meeting, please contact the Member Support Centre on 1300 772 679 or and provide details of the date and time of your meeting.

For further information and to provide your feedback, contact Jessica Moore, CPSU NSW Industrial Officer on 1300 772 679 or at .

What can I do in the meantime?

You can support the work of the CPSU NSW by asking your colleagues to JOIN their union.

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