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TSF enterprise agreement negotiations

09 January 2013 By ASU

TSF staff would be aware that the TSF Social Enterprise Agreement 2010 expires on 31 January 2013 and management have sent a letter to staff to commence bargaining for the next agreement.

Following preliminary discussions between the ASU and senior HR management in late December negotiations for the next agreement are scheduled to start in the week commencing 21 January 2013. Meetings have been scheduled fortnightly thereafter.

As per previous rounds of negotiations a draft ASU log of claims will be canvassed with members in the next few weeks.

Your enterprise agreement is a legally enforceable document which provides you with wages and conditions specific to TSF and generally above the SACS industry award - the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.

Since the previous negotiations the ASU Equal Pay decision and order also need to be taken into account to ensure pay and conditions stay above the award minimum standards; now and into the future.

To ensure that you get the most out of the ASU consultation you should look at the current TSF agreement here and think about what you would like to see improved.

A strong union with strong membership = an agreement that meets the needs of workers

The Bargaining process

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icon TSF Bulletin, 8 January 2013

Contact Details
Name: John Nucifora
Telephone: 03 9342 1477