Thursday, 6 October 2022

Expiry of Copied State Awards

On 5 October 2022 the copied state awards that covered transferred (ex ADHC) employees expired. This means your terms and conditions of employment will now be covered by the House with No Steps – Community Services Enterprise Agreement 2013 (“HWNS EA”). Your pay rate will be “grandfathered at the amount it is now”. The expiry of the Awards will cause some changes to how some types of leave will accrue as well as some leave categories being discontinued.

On 19 August 2022 ARUMA issued a flyer with information about the “grandfathering” of the base hourly rate of pay. This will continue until a new Enterprise Agreement is approved at the Fair Work Commission.

After negotiations with CPSU NSW officials and your Union delegates, ARUMA agreed to provide employees with a choice about what would happen with accrued Public Holiday leave. On 30 September 2022 Aruma issued an information flyer to transferred employees outlining the changes to leave types and accrued leave entitlements. In particular, there will be some changes to how some leave types accrue and what will happen with leave balances. Please read the information as it has been provided by Aruma.

Roster Reviews

ARUMA will be conducting roster reviews across the transferred group home services. This is due to the changes to the management structure and the commencement of the Manager Shared Living (MSL) roles which had been delayed until the copied state awards expired. The MSL roles are not direct support roles so there will be vacant support hours to be filled. This is why the roster reviews are required.

As we move into new circumstances and move to prepare for enterprise bargaining it is even more important that union members stick together and work to build union strength in the workplace. If you are working with non members ask them to join. The more members we have the stronger we are.

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Industrial Officer

Sharny Chalmers


Vivette Horrex

Alex Sala

Shane Elliott