Workplace change at RSL Lifecare Dubbo and your rights

RSL Lifecare has recently held two information sessions about the major workplace change proposed for Bill Newton Gardens. According to their current estimates, RSL Lifecare plans to cut 146 hours of care from the roster. In the meetings, management have stated that this roster would still meet the 200 care minutes requirement along with appropriate Workplace Health and Safety practices. Your union will be requesting proof of these breakdowns for the proposed roster.

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 redundancies or redeployment to a comparable position
  • Say no – your contracted hours cannot be cut without your approval!
  • Be represented by your Union at any meeting.

You don’t have to sign any documents unless you are happy with what is being proposed. Please ensure to get assistance if you have any questions.

If you have any concerns or feedback about the change, please contact HSU Organiser Emmett Gray on 0499 919 355 or at [E-Mail not displayed].

Do you know someone who isn’t a member of the HSU? Send them this email and make sure they are represented. Being a member of the HSU means there’s always someone by your side, fighting for your rights. New members can join online at or call 1300 478 679 and join over the phone.