Western Sydney Local Health District has written to your Union to seek feedback around the introduction of a new procedure in dealing with violence and aggression in the workplace.
Every worker has a right to a workplace which is free from aggression and violence, and the HSU welcomes any effort which is aimed at reducing this risk. Unfortunately, we too often hear reports of health workers being subjected to violence and aggression – sometimes resulting in serious injuries.
To accurately represent members’ concerns, we are now seeking feedback and comments on the proposed new policy and procedure, which can be viewed below:
Please take the time to review the documents and send any comments, questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 16th July.
We encourage any member who is subject to violence or aggression to immediately report it to their manager in the first instance, as well as ensuring the incident is reported through the IIMS system. Once you have done this, we urge you to contact your HSU delegate or Organiser.
If you know someone who isn’t yet an HSU member, now is a great time to join. The Union is there to protect members in these situations, including offering members access to financial assistance through our members’ Wellbeing Benefits Package if they are assaulted at work.