We’ve heard from a lot of staff who are working more hours than are stated in their contracts and have been doing so for some time, and who are worried that they might lose these extra hours in the takeover if contracts aren’t updated.
We wrote to Bupa management about this to ask that everyone’s contracts be reviewed before Southern Cross Care take over on 1 December and for them to give us a commitment on this by Friday, 13 November.
See letter below:
“HACSU members have raised their concerns around their current contracts and the take over of SCC on 1December 2020. HACSU held discussions earlier this week with members and I have identified that many of your employees have been working in excess of their contracted hours for a significant number of years.
Members are also anxious with the Mary’s Grange closure and the number of employees that potentially could be relocated and take hours away from current Bupa employees that have been rostered shifts for some time. I would like to make reference to the current Bupa Aged Care Australia South Hobart Enterprise Agreement 2018, Clause10.3 (c) Part Time Employment:
- Non-Nursing employees; Before commencing employment, the employer and employee will agree in writing on a regular pattern of work including the number of hours to be worked each week, the days of the week the employee will work and the starting and finishing times each day.
HACSU believe that you maybe in breach of the enterprise agreement, therefore, we ask that you review all employees’ contracts and amend to reflect the current days and hours that they are working before 30 November 2020.”
We'll update members once Bupa get's back to us, but if anyone needs more info please contact HACSU on 1300 880 032 and ask to speak to Sharon.