The ASU and your delegates met with QVM last Friday 24 April to discuss the present COVID-19 pandemic and the effects that this has had on the operations of QVM.

Members would have attended a presentation by the CEO on Tuesday, April 28, explaining the position that QVM finds itself in during the present crisis.

The ASU has written to QVM today requesting further consultation with QVM because they are proposing to stand down staff from Monday, May 4.

We are also seeking further consultation on their proposed reduced working hours arrangements and the period indicated in the letters received by staff as this seems to be open-ended. The ASU has requested that this be reviewed on a month by month basis, to ensure there is no hidden agenda.

The ASU strongly advise members not to sign these letters until we have further consolation on these matters.

The ASU believes there is a need that further investigation is done by QVM into finding alternative duties for staff during this COVID-19 period.

The ASU also believes that all staff should be treated with fairness and equality across the board.

It is not fair to stand down some staff whilst other staff continue working even on reduced hours. The ASU is proposing a roster rotation, that accommodates everyone who wishes to be included, so we have a more balanced equitable approach for all staff

We still have a long way to go over the next few weeks, so speak to your ASU delegates and encourage non-members to join the ASU which is fighting hard for everyone.

Please circulate this newsletter to all other staff members and put on your notice boards and in your lunchrooms and encourage non-members to join their union.

The ASU, as always, is BY YOUR SIDE

For further information please contact: one of your ASU delegate team or
ASU Organiser Sean McCourt | 0419 506 178 | smccourt@asuvictas.com.au

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