Broken Hill Proposed Shift Length Changes

FWLHD management has contacted the HSU about a proposed change to shift lengths for Broken Hill employees.

The correspondence advises the following:

  • Under the new Broken Hill Health Employees (State) Award, meal breaks are now to be managed in line with the relevant State award and are no longer paid.
  • The District proposes to introduce 8.5hr shifts to replace current 8hr shifts to allow for an unpaid meal break of 30 minutes within the shift.
  • For example, this would mean that if you are currently working a shift from 8:30am - 4:30pm, this shift would now become an 8:30am - 5:00pm shift.

The HSU has requested an extension of the consultation period to allow members to have their say on this proposed change.

If you are affected by this change, please attend the meeting below to contribute your feedback:

Date: Friday 8 July
Time: 12pm CST
Zoom link:
Phone: 02 8015 6011
Meeting ID: 819 1245 7877 

Know someone who isn’t an HSU member? Tell them to join the union and attend the meeting to have their say. New members can join at or call 1300 478 679.