Working With Children Check Update
Whilst members are very willing to participate in any improvements to child protection, the RTBU has fought this unfair cash grab from employees since it was announced.
Divisional President, Gary Way was the first Union Official to publicly raise the issue at Unions NSW.
The legislation is silent on who must pay this five yearly application fee, however, the State Government has instructed all agencies to pass the fee on to employees.
The Working With Children Clearance is not limited to the Public Sector but affects all employees working with children. As a result other Unions in NSW have joined this dispute.
As this matter has widespread coverage and following constant representations from the RTBU and other Unions, Unions NSW has now taken carriage of this matter and as such it has coordinated a dispute to cover all Unions.
This dispute is listed for hearing at the Industrial Relations Commission in Sydney in the coming weeks.