The ASU has been made aware that Uniting is proposing to make changes to rosters in the RESI Units in the East and the South and that some changes may have already been made in the South.

Uniting has said that the changes are being proposed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members have been in touch with both the ASU and OH&S representatives at Uniting, with concerns about these changes as they appear to be counterproductive to ensuring Occupational Health and Safety, causing staff to have greater exposure and being put at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, rather than less.

The Members who have contacted us put in submissions to management at Uniting, within the three days, regarding the problems with the proposed changes but received no acknowledgement or responses from management.

The position of the members, who have contacted us, have proposed that the current rosters remain in place or that a siloed Team A and Team B model be implemented to ensure that if one team becomes compromised the service can remain in operation with the second team

We have sought a meeting with HR to discuss the issue and will keep you informed about progress.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Karrie Bowe | kbowe@asuvictas.com.au

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