Everyone knows we’re in dispute with SCC about their unfair and unsafe planned cuts to staffing at Fairway Rise, Rosary Gardens, Sandown and Guilford Young Grove.
In the first Fair Work Commission conference two weeks ago, SCC committed to providing specific information about what would happen to the work currently conducted in the hours they are proposing to cut - they've still failed to do this.
After the last conference, staff provided plenty of details about the negative impact these changes would have on the services and resident care and we passed the info on to SCC and the commission early last week.
At Fair Work’s request, there was supposed to be a meeting yesterday between HACSU and SCC before the FWC conference scheduled for today - SCC didn't turn up to the meeting nor did they tell us they wouldn't attend.
Ten minutes before the scheduled conference this morning, SCC requested an adjournment due to sick leave, and the commission granted an adjournment until next week but only after getting SCC to commit to attending a meeting with us.
The next FWC conference is now scheduled for next Wednesday, with a meeting between SCC and HACSU likely to take place next Monday, and SCC said they wouldn't implement any changes before that conference.
This latest delay from SCC is frustrating, but they can’t play their no-show tactic forever.
We’ll continue to fight for safe staffing.
If you’d like more info, please give us a call on 1300 880 032.