The ASU has received numerous calls from members regarding their safety concerns and the lack of clarity form Campaspe management in relation to this pandemic.
The current business as usual approach is far out of line, not only with your neighbouring councils but most of the state as well.
The refusal by management, in not allowing staff that can work from home to do so is astounding. This is of concern especially as there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Echuca.
We have written to the CEO and Human Resources yesterday seeking some information around Shire of Campaspe’s safety plans and employee’s right to paid special leave if they are required to self-isolate due to Covid-19 infection. We will provide an update to all members once council has responded.
Management have a duty of care under the OH&S Act 2004 to provide and maintain a safe workplace. Management must consult with the elected Health and Safety Representatives in the event of any changes to the workplace affecting employees’ health and safety.
We encourage all members and employees to be vigilant during this time and adhere to all social distancing recommendations and please report to your doctor should you feel become unwell and show symptoms.
The ASU is here to support all members and employees during this crisis.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Jeff Dingli | email@example.com or
ASU Member Contact Centre | 1300 855 570