Posted on
January 10, 2022
Aged Care Sector

Bullying and short staffing must be addressed

Today we met with MCT General Manager of Operations to talk about the issues of bullying, short staffing and lodging an application with Fair Work to stop bullying.
When discussing the bullying behaviour of management, we were asked to give more details including workers’ names. We refused to do so as we know many staff are feeling intimidated, and we won’t put you in the line of fire.
We talked about short staffing at length. MCT said they are currently recruiting more staff, employing agency staff to cover RN, EN, ECA and catering. They’re also reviewing the master roster and expect to complete the review by late January.
MCT have committed to:

  • Discussing with management around their behaviour.
  • Getting the clinical staff to help out on the floor when you are short.
  • Having a joint meeting with HACSU and members at 3pm on Wednesday 5 January at Freemasons.

We were very clear with MCT that if the bullying behaviour does not cease, we are ready to lodge the bullying application. So, if you experience any form of bullying from now on, please document who, what was said and if there are any witnesses and contact us.

If you have any questions, you can contact HACSUassist on 1300 880032 or

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

Aged Care Sector