Over December, union members and organisers travelled across the State to have 52 meetings with more than 1,800 Home Care workers employed by the Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) to talk about the future of their jobs.
The Government is currently in the process of transitioning ADHC from the Governmental sector to the non-government, and the future of jobs and conditions for thousands of United Voice members were at risk. But, through the power of standing together, union members were able to secure a good deal.
From Tweed Heads to Bega, to Nyngan to Deniliquin, and even from Parkes to Maroubra, home care workers came together to talk and make decisions on what they wanted the future of home care to look like.
Through the meetings, 1,259 members voted on the deal secured by It’s Time to Care Leaders, and 97.75% of them voted YES. In ten days, nearly 300 home care workers joined their union, knowing that it was the strength of union members standing together that secured the strong deal with the Government.