ISLHD: Non-payment of Laundry Allowance

HSU members at a number of hospitals across Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District have reported to your Organiser that they have not been receiving their Laundry Allowance.

As members may be aware, any staff member who is required to wear a uniform at work must be paid Laundry Allowance (unless their employer launders their uniform for them).

Your HSU Organiser is in the process of pursuing back pay claims for affected HSU members.

The HSU believes the non-payment of the laundry allowance is an ISLHD-wide issue.

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.

In order for the HSU to pursue further claims for members across the entire LHD, we ask you to take the time to fill out the survey at the below link by close of business 15 January 2021:

Once the HSU has gathered this information, we will submit a claim for you to be paid the Laundry Allowance you are entitled to, with back pay where applicable.

If you require any further information regarding this matter, please contact HSU Organiser Eileen McEvoy at [E-Mail not displayed].

We can only pursue claims for HSU members. Encourage your workmates to join online at or phone 1300 478 679.