Scalabrini Austral Major Workplace Change

The Health Services Union has received correspondence from Scalabrini to advise of major workplace change affecting care and clinical staff at Austral.

It is very disappointing to see some aged care workers lose hours given the incredible dedication and commitment they have shown during what has been an incredibly difficult 2 years of COVID – in an industry that is already understaffed and undervalued.

Throughout this process, members have rights. You have the right to:

  • Be notified in writing what impact the change may have on you
  • Time to consider any proposed changes
  • The opportunity to ask questions or raise concerns, including refusing the change and/or offering alternative suggestions. Cuts to hours can occur, but only with a redundancy or redeployment to a comparable position
  • Say NO. Contracted hours cannot be cut without your approval
  • Be represented by the HSU at any meeting  

It is very important that members are aware they should not sign any documents unless they are happy with the proposed change.

If you have any concerns or queries about the change, please contact HSU Organiser Josie Peacock on 0419 264 060 or [E-Mail not displayed]. Alternatively, you can ring the HSU on 1300 478 679.

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