As restrictions are progressively eased some off-site workers are transitioning back to the office.
Returning to the office is a big change and workers have a right to be consulted. They also have a right to be represented by their union.
Consultation is occurring at most community service organisations, and it’s pretty easy for an employer to do the right thing. Unfortunately, Launch has again chosen to avoid their consultation obligations and have directed staff to return without consultation.
All Launch needed to do was let employees know what is planned and what changes have been made to the workplace, let workers know how it might affect them and what they are doing to minimise negative impacts. And critically, provide a chance for workers to give real feedback that is seriously considered in the organisation’s return to the office plan.
But unlike most employers, Launch fails to recognise the right of workers to be consulted about such a big change.
The Australian Services Union won’t just sit back and accept Launch ignoring the rights of workers.
The ASU is by your side and has raised a formal dispute with management requesting them to commence formal consultation by COB today, Friday 25 March. If Launch fails to do this, we will work with delegates and DFFH to try and resolve the matter.
For individual advice or support in getting consultation please contact:
ASU Organiser Kristy Lee Tyrrell | 0419 506 310 | firstname.lastname@example.org