Summerset Care – Ratification December 2023

Kia ora koutou E tū members of Summerset.
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 10.30 pm – 11.30 pm (Night)
Tuesday 12 December 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Wednesday 13 December 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Voting closes at 4 pm on Thursday 14 December 2023.

Summary of offer

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 Summerset’s offer out to members for ratification now that we have the 3% in the package.
Below is the summary of the offer.
01) Term 01 Oct 2023 to 31 Sept 2024
02) Wages Service staff up to 6.7%
03) New higher rates for Chefs
04) HCA/Caregiver rates already increased on 3.7.23
05) Nurses separate funding was provided for their increases
06) Redundancy Clarified to 4 weeks notice and 4 week payment.
07) Special Holiday Clarified to 1 week every 5 years.
08) Sick leave 10 days to apply from commencement
09) Ability to apply for special leave where sick leave is exhausted.
10) Ability to top up ACC 80% to 100% from sick leave included.
11) Joint Consultive meetings Dates and agenda agreed
Training Payment Note: We had considerable discussions with Summerset, and the clear outcome was the employer’s understanding of their obligation to pay for training time if they have required the training. If you have done training in unpaid time, we encourage you to apply for payment.

Complete terms of settlemet below.

Tracked change collective agreement below