Able Australia news

Posted on
February 25, 2021
Social Community and Disability Sector

Are your sleepovers longer than 8 hours?

We recently learned some of you have been regularly rostered to perform 8.5 or 9-hour sleepovers but have only been paid for 8.

Able must have been aware of this but chose not to immediately fix their blatant breach of the Able Australia (Tasmania) Union Collective Agreement 2017.

Clause 37 (a) clearly states:

All employee’s may be required to complete sleepover shifts. Provided that any employee who, on initial engagement with the employer, entered into a specific agreement not to perform sleepovers will be exempt from this clause.

(a) Payment for Sleepover

Employees who are required to perform sleepover duties for an eight-hour period between the span of 10.00pm to 8amwill be paid $68.49 (currently $76.75) per sleep over.

Where employees are required to perform sleepover duties for seven hours they will be paid $59.93 (currently $68.19) per sleepover.

We’ve reached out to your employer, and Able HR Advisors said that they are currently working through it and working out the pay owed to all affected staff who have worked sleepover shifts at the Blair Street, Humphrey Street and Henty Close houses.

We’ll ask Able to conduct a full audit of all sleepover shifts to resolve this significant underpayment issue.

If you’ve been rostered for a sleepover longer than 8 hours in any of the Able properties, you can contact us immediately on 1300 880 032, so we can help you to get your back pay.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

Social Community and Disability Sector