Healthscope meal breaks

Posted on
January 31, 2022

You are entitled to them

We’ve had a few questions lately about meal breaks, and it seems that some workers are unable to get their breaks due to heavy workloads.

We’ve written to Healthscope management to tell them that if you don’t get a break, you need to be paid at time and a half of your pay rate otherwise they are in breach of both the nursing and non-nursing agreements.

Your entire shift can be quite difficult when you have to wear a mask or full PPE, especially in hot weather, and staying hydrated is critical to your health and safety, so it’s very important that you get access to your breaks and drink plenty of water.

If you are unable to have your breaks, then make sure you are compensated for it.

If you have any issues with this or any other concerns at work, please contact us on 1300 880 032 or so we can help you.

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