BCAC Gillawarna Roster Changes: Know Your Rights

Yesterday HSU members met with BCAC management to discuss Gillawarna Village’s proposed roster changes and how it will affect staff.

BCAC management are proposing to change the current afternoon shift for carers from 14:00 - 21:30 to 14:00 - 21:00. This means a reduction of 30 minutes for each of these shifts. The proposed commencement date of this change is 26 December 2022, which includes a 4-week notice period.

BCAC has confirmed that the only proposed change is to afternoon shifts for carers, and only at Gillawarna Village. The rest of the shifts and streams will not be affected by this change.

Management cannot cut your minimum contracted hours, so members may be offered alternate shifts in order to maintain your contracted hours.

All HSU members will be given the opportunity to discuss the impact of the proposed changes through one-on-one consultation meetings. The meetings will take place between now and 5 December 2022.

It’s important that you know your rights during this consultation period.

  1. BCAC must consult with all affected staff members. That means:
    BCAC must provide in writing all relevant information about the change.
    BCAC must invite you to give your views about the proposed change.
    BCAC must consider any views about the impact of the change.
  2. HSU members have the right to be represented by the union. If your colleagues are not yet HSU members, encourage them to join the union so that they are represented.
  3. Do not sign anything you are not happy with. All HSU members are encouraged to seek advice before signing or agreeing to any changes.

If you have any questions or issues, please reach out to your organiser Anita Bhattarai Pangeni on 0455 995 966 or email [E-Mail not displayed].You can also contact the HSU office on 1300 478 679.

Do you know someone who isn’t a member of the HSU? Send them this email! Being a member of the HSU means we support each other and fight together for our rights. New members can join at www.hsu.asn.au/join or call 1300 478 679.