Booroongen Djugun Stand Down: Know Your Rights

The Health Services Union has been contacted by members who are reporting they have been stood down without pay. The explanation given by management is that the discussion is related to the recent COVID outbreak in the Kempsey LGA. This is not consistent with any current public health order and as such, if you have contracted hours, you must be paid for those hours.

The HSU will assist you to ensure this is occurs. If you have been affected by loss of hours, please get in touch with your local organiser Karen Wiles on 0408 164 519 or Member Services on 1300 478 679.

In these uncertain times, it has never been more important to ensure that all your co-workers have union support. New members can join online at or by calling 1300 478 679.