We’re all in this together.
It feels like we’ve jumped in a time machine and headed backwards 18 months. How can it be that we have to go through the same issues again with the non-nursing staff at Healthscope? Do management have no capacity to learn from the lessons of your EBA process and to treat the non-nursing workers with respect and dignity?
Your fellow HACSU members are continuing to stand up for a fair offer from Healthscope and are putting in place more bans. They’ll continue with the original protected industrial action started two weeks ago. However, from 7am on Thursday 22 December, the following bans will also start:
• Stop vacuuming foyer areas and management offices
• Stop catering for doctors’ and surgeons’ lunches
• Stop completing theatre setups
The current bans are:
• Stop performing any duties not stated in their position descriptions
• Take all breaks in full and on time
• Distribute information and/or talking to patients, visitors, the public and/or the media about the reasons for industrial action
• Commence wearing campaign material and badges
• Circulate petitions in worksites
They’ll also be taking stop work action on Thursday 22 December from 1.30–2pm. If you’re on an unpaid lunch break or not working at this time, feel free to join them out the front of the HPH.
Although you can’t wear stickers or badges while on shift in the hospital or take part in any other bans, you can support your co-workers in other ways, the same as they supported your fight with Healthscope.
You can talk to your friends and family about the way Healthscope treat their workers, and you can join the rally on your own time to show your support for your fellow union members.