IRT Thomas Holt: Is your time valuable?

Is your time valuable? We think so!

Members at IRT Thomas Holt site have informed the HSU that they have been completing mandatory E-learning modules in their own time at home and are not being paid for their time.

Your Enterprise Agreement with IRT provides for you to be paid as below:

(d) Where practicable, such training shall be provided to Employees during their normal rostered hours of work. Where this is not practicable:

(i) Employees shall attend training outside their normal rostered working hours when required to do so by IRT;

(ii) IRT shall provide Employees with two (2) weeks' notice of the requirement to training outside of their normal rostered working hours;

(iii) notwithstanding clause 23 - Overtime, attendance at such training shall be paid at the ordinary rate (applicable penalties will be paid in addition to the ordinary pay rate as per clause 24 – Shift and Weekend Work) for the period of the training;

(iv) if IRT is requiring an Employee to attend training, IRT shall also pay to the Employee ordinary pay for time travelling to and from a period of training referred to in sub-clause (iii) that is in excess of the time normally taken for that Employee to attend work;

(e) Any training undertaken by an Employee that occurs at a workplace is not intended to replace or supplement staffing levels and the normal levels of service delivery at such a workplace.

Residents should not have care hours taken from them for you to complete training. Nor should you give up your own time because your time is valuable.

If you are being pressured into completing online training, please get in contact with your local HSU organiser or the HSU Member Services Division on 1300 478 679.

Know someone who isn’t a member? Encourage them to join now at or call 1300 478 679. When we stand together, we can make sure our voices are heard at work.