IDEA Survey: national review of services

As you will be aware your employer IDEA Services has commenced a review of Vocational, Residential and Supported Independent Living Services (including managers).

They say the drivers for this review are financial sustainability, trying to attract younger people into services and changes being driven at government level such as a move towards individualised funding.

This process has been carried out without input from your union and delegates. We have had no input into surveys sent out and have not been invited to attend your feedback meetings. In E tū’s view, IDEA’s process to date has breached your collective agreement and not respected your rights and several concerns relating to this have been raised with IDEA.

We have filed a Statement of Problem with the Employment Relations Authority and await urgent mediation dates. In the meantime, it’s important we provide some feedback from members.

Please fill in the following brief survey by Friday the 28 August.

IDEA Services - National Review of Services survey August 2020