The unions have agreed to a mediation with Richmond on 28 August to try to agree on the issues in dispute over sleepovers. I will meet with delegates before that to plan our strategy.
Until we have done this and reached agreement, Richmond cannot apply for an Order in Council to get the Government funding to pay the members on the pre September 2011 list or others due backpay payments from 1 July 2011. They also cannot pay the new sleepover rates due from 1 July 2012.
While this seems slow progress, it is the same speed as almost all other groups except Idea Services.