New EBA for Activ Foundation members

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

The HSUWA has negotiated a new EBA for Activ Foundation members.

Established in 1951, Activ is now Western Australia (WA)'s largest disability service provider.

It provides support and assistance for people with disabilities in group homes, with home and community care, recreation fulfilment, and supported employment. It also provides support to the families of people with disabilities.

HSUWA members help Activ's clients with a range of services, including, for example, supported employment , accommodation, and respite services. HSUWA members also provide management, administrative and clerical services, and oversee various workshops throughout WA.

The new EBA includes: 

  • The right to take leave for important family issues - up to two days' paid personal leave on the birth or adoption of a grandchild.
  • Additional entitlements for members whose duties encompass more than the normal duties associated with their classification, for example, Safety Officers will receive an additional two days' paid leave per year, and those employees who operate a forklift will be paid an additional 50 cents per hour.
  • Wages are to be increased by 10.5% over the three-year term of the agreement with the first annual increase of 3.5% being backdated to 1 July 2014.
  • The union has also negotiated provisions to ensure that if any increased funding is received specifically to help Activ provide competitive conditions of employment and wages, those funds are applied to that purpose, to ensure that the HSUWA is consulted, and that wage rates will be reviewed.

Following the endorsement of the new EBA by 96% of Activ HSUWA-covered employees the EBA has been approved by the Fair Work Commission.

Best of luck to all HSUWA members participating in the City to Surf on Sunday 31 August, supporting Activ’s major fundraising event for the year. 

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up." – Dean Karnazes

L-R: Elaine Langley, Carole Rickard and HSUWA Rep Debbie Walker (who sat on the negotiations)

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