OPAL AGED CARE ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT APPROVED

02/04/2019

OPAL AGED CARE VICTORIA ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT APPROVED

We are pleased to advise that your new Opal Enterprise Agreement has just been approved by the Fair Work Commission.

Now that your new Agreement is approved, your new terms and conditions will come in to force.  

Wages

You can expect the following increases to apply:

  • 2.25% increase 1 November 2019;
  • 2.5% increase 1 November 2020; and
  • 2.5% increase 1 November 2021.

These wages will continue to see Opal ahead of the majority of the Aged Care industry with regards to wages. We are proud to have negotiated some of the highest wages for members across the sector.

Your new entitlements

Among other things, you will now have access to:

  • Personal leave to attend planned medical appointments
  • New progressive accrual of long service leave – which means if you reduce your contracted hours, for instance to transition to retirement, your accrued entitlement to long service leave will remain unchanged
  • Payment for online training and e-learning
  • Creation of a pooled serious injury, illness and emergency leave fund of 7,000 hours
  • Employees on paid parental leave will now receive superannuation contributions
  • Unlimited paid family and domestic violence leave and facilitative provisions 
  • Up to 3 days paid Special Disaster Leave

 

These pay increases and improved working conditions are due to strong union support in your workplace!

Contact us

Should you have any questions about the new Agreement, please contact our Call Centre directly on (03) 9341 3300.

REMEMBER – Encourage your team to join the HWU by calling (03) 9341 3300 or by following this link.

We are stronger together!