In response to your concerns about reduced hours, the ASU has created a short survey to get your feedback. It will take approximately 2 minutes to complete. Please use this link to complete the survey now

This survey is for members and non-members, so please share this notice with your colleagues.

UAW members met on Wednesday 3 June and agreed on the following set of claims to be put forward to management.

  • Better consultation and communication, particularly concerning the reduction of hours and shift gaps.
  • Sufficient PPE (ordered before it runs out), the right type (medical grade gloves that don’t rip latex preferred, wet wipes are not anti-viral, dust masks should not be used for personal care – P2 masks yes), and PPE that is also easily accessible.
  • To use thermometers before a job with clients, similarly to residential care with visitors, but preferably non-touch ones.
  • Average hours maintained, not just contracted hours, with permanent staff prioritised and agency staff only used in times of peak workflow.
  • Paid time to be able to access DHHS Covid-19 training (specifically geared for residential and home care workers) and also Dementia Australia’s training on Covid-19 and dementia.

These claims were sent to management requesting a response by 23 June. No response has been received to date.

If you have concerns regarding OH&S or your workplace conditions, contact your delegates. You have a new one – Jing Fan! Your other delegates include Alexandra Young, Tammy Sultana, and Doris Vasquez.

There is a vacancy on the Health & Safety committee. If you are interested in becoming a Health & Safety Representative please contact ASU Organiser Tuffy Morwitzer.

Don’t forget the ASU recruitment competition is underway until September, $500 is up for grabs for the member who recruits the most new people.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Tuffy Morwitzer | 0490 450 169 | tmorwitzer@asuvictas.com.au

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