We understand many of our members do not work across multiple sites. This newsletter is for those who do.
Option to work in Residential Aged Care
The Guiding Principles Support Hub was set up to help transition residential aged care workers to work in only one site in Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire. This is to limit transmission of COVID-19 to clients and their workers who move across sites.
The Guiding Principles do not apply to members who work in residential home care.
Employers need to identify who works for multiple employers. Employers are asking if home carers are working in residential aged care, or if they would like to. The choice is yours.
If you choose to work in residential aged care as a home carer your employer has no obligation to boost your hours. Each transition contract is made on a case by case basis. Make sure you talk to your organiser or the member contact centre before signing any new contract. You may need additional safety training. These arrangements will be in operation until 25 September, although they may be extended.
We are aware of income loss for some home carers and this is a further impact. Everyone needs a fair wage, and you should not be unfairly treated for trying to earn one.
If you are adversely affected, please speak to your ASU delegate and seek discussions with local management.
If you want Paid Pandemic Leave in your current workplace, consider passing this Pandemic leave motion at your member, delegate, or Consultative Committee meetings.
For further information please contact: Your ASU Delegate or
ASU Member Contact Centre | firstname.lastname@example.org
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