Wednesday, 15 November 2023

Northcott: CPSU NSW seek delay on forced Service Coordinator redundancies

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU NSW) has today written to Northcott seeking a delay in the implementation of any forced Service Coordinators redundancies. You can read a copy of our submission HERE.

As previously reported, Northcott wrote to the CPSU NSW on 8 November to advise us of plans to immediately shed up to 15 Service Coordinator roles as part of a new streamlined operating model, with job losses set to take effect less than a month before Christmas.

CPSU NSW Industrial Manager, Thane Pearce said “Charity starts at home. How you treat your people matters; and the timing of this proposal couldn’t be more insensitive.”

“We’ve asked Northcott to delay any forced redundancies until at least 1 February 2024. That would give staff and their families the security paid employment over the Christmas and New Year period, which is statistically the worst time of year to look for work.”

In addition, the CPSU NSW has sought a range of other supports based on feedback from Service Coordinators. These include:

  • Clear and comprehensive information on financial entitlements
  • Outplacement support
  • Compensation for additional travel
  • Staff-to-supervisor ratios
  • Broader consultation

Fort further information, contact us on 1300 772 679 and ask to speak to a dedicated member of our disability services team.