Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Members reject Serco’s latest offer: 48-hour stoppage going ahead

Earlier today, Serco tabled another offer to the union, which the CPSU NSW subsequently put to all members. This offer was tabled on the proviso that, if members accepted the offer, the 48-hour stoppage would be cancelled. Alternatively, if members rejected the offer, the 48-hour stoppage was to go ahead.

After only a few hours, almost all members have completed the survey, and a majority of these members rejected Serco’s latest offer. It is clear that Serco adjusting the overtime rate to pay for the pay increase is not acceptable. As a result, the union has advised Serco of this rejection, and that tomorrow’s stoppage will be going ahead as planned.

The stoppage is schedule from tomorrow at 6:00am and ends on Friday 28 October 2022 at 7:00am. What this means is:

  • If you are rostered on night shift tonight, you can leave at 6:00am tomorrow morning (even if you are rostered to finish at 7:00am).
  • If you are rostered tomorrow (day or night shift) or Thursday (day or night shift), then you do not need to turn up to work at all.
  • Work resumes as per normal on Friday morning at 7:00am, for those rostered on the Friday day shift.

We will be holding two members’ meetings tomorrow to discuss what happens moving forward. You can join one of these meetings online at the following times:

  • 10:00am Wednesday 26 October 2022 by clicking on this link.
  • 5:00pm Wednesday 26 October 2022 by clicking on this link.

We will be discussing Serco’s latest offer and deciding on a way forward, so please attend one of these meetings if you are able to do so.

You have come this far, and now we have the opportunity to show Serco that we are serious about a wage offer. Participating in tomorrow’s action is therefore absolutely imperative in order to ensure that a proper wage increase is paid to members. You generate the profit for Serco, and you should therefore reap the benefits.

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