Changes at SWIAAG and your rights at work

SWIAAG Village at Bossley Park has commenced consultation on changes to rosters which will be effective from 17 October 2022.

Your local HSU organisers attended the consultation meeting regarding these changes which will impact RNs, AINs, Carers, Leisure and Lifestyles and Kitchen staff.

SWIAAG has assured that contracted hours will be maintained and total hours in each shift of the current roster will be carried out in the new roster as well. There will also be an opportunity for casuals to convert to permanent employment and increased part time contracts.

In the consultation meeting, your employer didn’t provide a clear picture of the new roster. We don’t yet know how many shifts will be there in each area, but were only notified of start and finish times for each shift. Your employer did make it clear that the current number of shifts (29) will be cut down to a smaller number of shifts. This raised several questions and concerns in the meeting about not having enough time to provide care for the residents if the new roster removes the current short shifts.

As consultation continues it’s important members know your rights. You have the right:

  • To be consulted about the change. That gives you the right to raise any issues with the change and management must give consideration to those issues.
  • To say no. Only with agreement should a redundancy or redeployment to a comparable position take place. Do not sign anything you are not happy with.
  • For the changes to be put to you in writing and time to consider them.
  • To representation! Ensure you are represented by the HSU. Contact the HSU if you would like individual representation in the consultation process.

If you have any concerns or queries about the change, please contact HSU Organiser Anita Bhattarai Pangeni on 0455 995 966 or [E-Mail not displayed]. Alternatively, you can ring the HSU on 1300 478 679.

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