As health workers, you’re on the front line when it comes to defending our community against COVID-19. We know it’s been incredibly hard at times. That’s why your Union is here to support you.
When it comes time to take your breaks, you should be able to rely on a comfortable space, not in the middle of thoroughfares or corridors.
Members recently contacted the Union to advise they were not being allowed access to the Staff Cafeteria and instead had to sit on the hard floor of corridors during their breaks. Following these reports, your representatives immediately raised the issue with hospital management.
The HSU pressed the issue through ongoing correspondence and meetings with management. We can now happily inform members that management has agreed to demands and a designated area is once again available to members for their well-deserved breaks.
A marquee has been installed in the Cafeteria Courtyard to give staff a safe environment in which to have their break. This area will be accessible 24 hours a day.
This is yet another example of why it pays to be in the Union. If you know someone who isn’t an HSU member, ask them to get on board and help make sure the wins keep coming. New members can join at www.hsu.asn.au/join or by calling 1300 478 679.