Further Update on Transfer Agreement

Feb 17th, 2015

In September 2014 the NSW Government announced that the Home Care Service of NSW (‘Home Care’), including Aboriginal Home Care will move to the non-government sector around mid 2015. This will ensure that Home Care continue to deliver high quality and person centred services to older people, people with disability, their carers, families and communities.

In December 2014, there were 52 information sessions held across NSW specifically for Home Care Workers so that they could be updated on an agreement that was reached with United Voice (the union representing care workers). The following employee conditions were agreed:

  • A transfer payment of up to eight weeks pay, on a sliding scale based on completed years of service for ongoing staff.
  • An employment guarantee for two years for permanent staff. Temporary and casual staff will have an employment guarantee for a maximum of six months.
    Entitlements, such as annual leave, sick leave and long service leave will be transferred over, in full, to the new employer.
  • Home Care has now entered the next phase of the transition. It’s in the Expression of Interest phase (EOI). In this phase organisations who would like to take on Home Care will be asked to complete an EOI outlining their interest and credentials. Once this closes on Tuesday, February 24 2015 a shortlist will be developed and a final submission will be required.

If you have any questions about the changes to Home Care email workingtogether@facs.nsw.gov.au or our Aboriginal staff can email AboriginalWT@facs.nsw.gov.au.

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