Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Clarence update: Strike success; meeting with Serco on Thursday

Yesterday, union members participated in a 12-hour planned stoppage as a part of our ongoing industrial campaign. We would like to thank everyone who participated in and supported the action, as these stoppages are a critical element of our fight for pay parity with the public sector and better conditions at work.

Serco has agreed to meet with the union, and as such as we will resume bargaining with the company on Thursday. All union Delegates will be in attendance, and we will be pushing for the following:

  • An hourly rate of at least $30.
  • Provisions equivalent to the Crown Employees (Safe Staffing Levels Department of Justice – Corrective Services NSW) Award so as to safeguard employees against the dangers of severe understaffing.
  • Amendments to the meal allowance provisions, such that employees are given the option of having a paid meal allowance or to be served a meal whilst on-site, whichever the employee prefers.
  • An ERT allowance.
  • An increase to the allocation of personal leave, as raised previously in our correspondence dated 2 July 2021.
  • An increase to the allocation of parental leave, per the CPSU NSW’s original log of claims.

The union will put out another bulletin immediately after Thursday’s meeting to update members. If Serco refuse to come to the table on wages, then the union will likely notify Serco of a 48-hour stoppage in the coming few weeks.

As always, if you have any questions, you can get in touch with the union by sending an email to , , , or .