Following reports from HSU members at a number of hospitals across Southern NSW LHD that they have not been receiving their laundry allowance, your HSU Representatives have been pursuing back pay claims for members at affected worksites.
As members may be aware, any staff member who is required to wear a uniform at work such as Wardspersons, HASAs, CSOs, Ward Clerks, and Administrative Staff must be paid a laundry allowance (unless their employer launders their uniform for them) as per Award requirements.
A number of back pay claims made on behalf of HSU members have already been successful, while others are currently being processed.
We encourage all HSU members to check their payslip to ensure they have been getting their laundry allowance. Back pay claims of up to 6 years can be pursued if allowances have not been paid correctly.
If you believe your laundry allowance hasn’t been paid, please contact HSU Organiser firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
We can only pursue claims for HSU members. Encourage your workmates to join online at www.hsu.asn.au/join or phone 1300 478 679. You can also contact HSU Organiser Mark Jay via email email@example.com to facilitate an onsite meeting at your Health facility.