Oceania Aged Care – Ratification December 2023

Kia ora koutou E tū members of Oceania.
Below are the details of the bargaining terms of settlement.
Please read the summary and terms of settlement before voting.
If you have any questions, please call our organisers at 0800186466 or join us at the digital meetings to hear the offer and ask your questions.

Digital Zoom meeting details

Meetings to hear about the bargaining outcome have been arranged by zoom.
Monday 11 December 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Tuesday 12 December 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm 
Wednesday 13 December 10.30 pm – 11.30 pm (Night)

Join the zoom meeting here

Meeting ID: 309 022 8930
Passcode:  192020

Voting opens on Friday 8 December 2023 closes at 4 pm on Thursday 14 December 2023.


While the unions continue to progress an updated Care and Support Pay Equity deal, we needed to negotiate an increase from the aged care employers. After a meeting between unions, employer reps and funders (tripartite industry meeting), employers were recommended to increase the minimum industry rates for caregivers by 3%.

We then needed to negotiate an agreement from each employer that they would honour this. Your negotiation team have agreed to bring Oceania’s offer out to members for ratification now that we have the 3% in the package.

Summary of offer

Full details in terms of settlement are in the below attachment.
1) Term 1 July 2023 to 31 March 2024
2) Wages Service staff and Cooks 5% or 6%
3) HCA/Caregivers 3% from 1 December 2023
4) Nurses separate funding was provided for their increases

If you have your membership number and are ready to vote…

Full terms of settlement

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