The HSU has received reports that some members are feeling coerced and/or harassed into accepting extra shifts. The Union has been made aware of instances when some staff working are working 14 days straight and regular occurrences of staff who are receiving multiple requests every weekend to work extra shifts.
You have the right to decline excessive shifts. You cannot be ‘guilt tripped’ to accept extra shifts. If there are holes in the roster, this should be addressed by management in a safe manner. Your employer is legally responsible for your welfare during work hours. You have rights and your union can assist you in enforcing those rights.
Do you know someone who isn’t a member of the HSU? Send them this email. Being a member of the HSU means there’s always someone by your side fighting for your rights. They can join online at www.hsu.asn.au/join or call 1300 HSU NSW and join over the phone.