CSYW: $1250 one-off payment – good news!

Posted on February 14, 2020

Congratulations to you and your fellow Together members who have ensured that you and your colleagues have secured the $1250 “one off payment” following the change in government wages policy in 2019.

Together members used your industrial power to shift the government's position on wages. You have secured the one-off payment and other benefits while maintaining the ability to fight for a fair percentage pay rise in 2020 and beyond.

Following confirmation from Minister Grace we understand that the one-off payment has been approved and will be paid on 25 March 2020.

Please see a letter we have received today from Minister Farmer in relation to the payment.

While we don’t have the full ‘rules’ or FAQs about how the $1250 will be applied we have prepared a short fact sheet on what we do know about the payment and wages this year. You can see that here.

Workload management progress and more

In addition to this good news, your Child Safety delegates have been working intensively on a Workload Management Policy and updating the Workload Management Manual (previously the Guide) for Ongoing Intervention CSOs to be ready prior to an employee ballot on the EB in the coming weeks.

Your delegates are making good progress and we will continue to work towards a policy and manual that addresses one of your key concerns throughout this EB process.

Of course, there are many other projects and reviews that will come out of the certification of the EB. As a reminder, you can see the letter of offer here.

When you’re talking to your colleagues today, remind them that it was union members who secured these outcomes and ask them to join you as a union member – without you, this would not be happening!

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