Back in April, more than 100 Serco support workers’ weren’t going to let a little rain get in the way of consultations on their Log of Claims for a new agreement at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Workmates started their campaign in style and came together for a group barbeque, despite less than desirable weather conditions, to let their voices be heard loud and clear on employment conditions at FSH.
Issues raised included concerns around bullying, inconsistencies between departments, unreadable payslips, constant rostering issues, insufficient supplies to perform work and OHS concerns that go unresolved.
Since then, United Voice members have achieved:
- A fifth week of Annual Leave for shift workers - all the employees will be back paid for their time as a shift worker. This happened by members putting pressure on Serco by performing their own audits.
- Yearly Increments - Serco did not agree that increments should be given for length of service, they thought that members should have to ask for their increment and explain themselves as to why they thought they deserved it. However, with push back from the members, and the delegates at the bargaining table, and also showing Serco a document of their own that was found online stating that the increments were yearly, Serco decided to go against their initial word and is now recognising the increments as length of service.
- Domestic and family violence leave - for the first time, workers at Fiona Stanley Hospital had a dedicated leave type for workers suffering from domestic and family violence.
The fight is not over though, members are still currently trying to resolve several matters for a new union agreement, including commitment to permanent employment, a solid consultation clause, safeguards around the introduction of a new PCA role and a commitment to offering extra shifts to those workers from the same department where the shift is available first.
Members at Serco are committed to winning the strongest agreement they can, and making sure that Serco offer quality permanent jobs.
If you want to join the Serco fight, join your union today.
UNITED WE STAND. UNITED WE WIN.