An update for St Vincent members
Your St Vincent's Health Australia (Private Hospitals) Queensland Support Services Enterprise Agreement 2017 is still sitting with the Fair Work Commission while they check whether the new agreement passes the "Better Off Overall" Test (BOOT).
BOOT requires that each of the employees to be covered by the agreement is better off overall than under the relevant modern award. It is a critical criteria for approving an agreement.
There has been some toing and froing between the Fair Work Commission and St Vincent’s while the Commission seeks some clarification and undertakings. Please see letter here.
We will keep you updated with further developments as they come about.
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