Late last night the Department of Health announced that the Single Site Program would transition out and cease all together on 15 November. This means that aged care workers can return to usual working arrangements.
Over the next two weeks transitional arrangements with rosters might be put in place. The principle remains that you and your colleagues shouldn’t be worse off. Your primary employer continues to take responsibility for ensuring your pay.
You can find more information about the transition out here.
I want to thank everyone who took part in the program or whose work was impacted because of it. You have been on the frontline every day of this pandemic. While the rest of society were enjoying picnics you were in PPE working harder than ever. You are all heroes and should be recognised and valued as such.
As things return to as normal as they can we can now focus our energies back on fighting for better wages. Shortly members will be invited to a campaign meeting to talk about your wages and our Fight for 25. Keep an eye out for your invitation. In the meantime if you have any questions about the transition out of the Single Site Program please contact the HSU Member Services Division on 1300 478 679 or email [E-Mail not displayed]