Coastal Residential

Posted on
July 6, 2020
Social Community and Disability Sector

Is there 4 weeks’ notice on rosters?

We recently advised Dee from Coastal Residential Services that we’ve heard from several staff that the rosters for permanent staff haven’t been given within the 4-week time frame required by the CRS staff agreement.

Dee advised that "Rosters have currently been released for shifts up to and including 16 July for all worksites with some individual schedules released up to 22 July" - if this information is accurate then it would indeed meet the 4 week notice period requirement.

It seemed as though the issue was resolved, but I’ve since heard from some staff that Dee is incorrect, with some workers telling me they again have no rostered shifts throughout these dates and the only rosters they have are for a 2-week period.

Obviously, rosters given out constantly with only two weeks’ notice are breaches of the staff agreement and also make it extremely hard for workers to plan their life outside of work, so this needs to be sorted.

We advise any permanent staff member who doesn't have a roster within a 4-week notice period to contact rostering management and tell them - if they don't address the issue, let us know so we can follow it up.

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