Today the Fair Work Commission sent a clear message to Anglicare – be honest and fair to employees.
In response to members’ concerns about Anglicare’s attempt to railroad employees into reducing your contracted hours, the Health Services Union took a dispute to the Fair Work Commission.
Today Commission Johns labelled Anglicare’s actions as disgraceful, stating that Anglicare’s letters to employees did not “fairly, honestly, decently, candidly” tell you about your fundamental right to refuse to reduce your hours.
Anglicare has now agreed to write to impacted employees in the next 24 hours, clearly outlining your rights including your right to refuse to have your hours reduced.
We will be back in front of the Fair Work Commission next Wednesday for a report back. If you have:
Already signed the letter reducing your hours because you felt pressured or coerced;
Already had your hours reduced without your agreement; or
You don’t receive a new letter from Anglicare within the next 24 hours and think you should have –
I want to thank those members who raised these concerns and who have continued to tell others about their rights when Anglicare refused to. This is a big win and it’s all because union members stood up for each other. If you know someone who isn’t a union member let them know what’s happened today and what it means to be union. New members can join at www.hsu.asn.au/join or call 1300 478 679.