Last week, your local HSU Organiser HyoJung Kim was contacted by members, raising concerns that management was implementing new roster hours without a written notice or a proper consultation with impacted staff members. The change was expected to have a significant effect on workers, including a reduction of hours of work and a loss of wages.
Your union approached OLOC management immediately and made it clear that the organisation had failed to meet their obligation to consult about the major workplace change, which is a breach of your Enterprise Agreement 2020. As a result, management agreed to cease the implementation of the new roster, which had been scheduled to come into effect from Monday 13 December.
This is a great win for HSU members at Peakhurst Lodge!
It is important for you to be aware of your rights at work during major workplace change such as roster change. Below are some points to assist with understanding your rights. Your Union is here to help you stand up for your rights.
You have the right to:
Be consulted about the change. Consultation includes time to consider the change, to raise concerns, and to have those concerns properly addressed.
Say no. Contracted hours cannot be cut without your approval. Cuts to jobs can occur, but only with a redundancy or redeployment to a comparable position.
Representation. Ensure you are represented by the HSU when discussing major workplace change.
Request any changes to your job be provided in writing and time to consider your response. Don’t feel rushed. Major changes to your job can have lasting impacts for you and your family.
Join the HSU! Only HSU members get representation and advice to stand up for their rights and protect their job. Join now online www.hsu.asn.au/join or phone 1300 478 679.