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To: Cbus

Hands Off our Health & Wellbeing Allowance

Because Cbus did as we told them, which they should have bloody done in the first place :)

Cbus recently announced unilateral policy changes to how we can and can't use our Health & Well Being Allowance.

Without consultation, Cbus has decided that we can no longer claim our allowance for money spent on things like exercise clothes, running shoes and sports equipment - and that non-permanent staff are now completely excluded from the allowance.

These changes make no sense and were implemented without consultation. Not everyone goes to the gym to support their wellbeing - some of us walk, run or play sport in our communities!

Cbus should immediately reinstate a fair and reasonable policy in consultation with employees that allows us to use our Health & Well Being Allowance for its intended purpose - to support our health and wellbeing!

Why is this important?

Our Health & Well Being Allowance is one of the many entitlements included in our union-negotiated Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

We negotiated and won this entitlement as union members to help pay for the things that protect and improve our mental and physical health. But now Cbus has suddenly decided to make unilateral changes to what should and should not be claimed under this allowance.

This allowance is not a gift - it's an entitlement.

Everyone at Cbus should be able to use their allowance for its intended purpose, whether they improve their health by going to the gym, walk in the park or play sport in their community.

CBUS have said that these changes were made in order to prevent improper claims under the allowance – but these changes go much further than that, and were made without consulting your union representatives.

Entitlements like this, and respectful engagement with our union is what makes CBUS such a great place to work, we urge CBUS to engage constructively with us over the policy that governs proper use of OUR entitlements.

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2021-07-27 10:04:51 +1000

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