Multicap roster changes

Posted on
November 29, 2021
Social Community and Disability Sector

They require consultation.

Recently we wrote to your CEO, Nigel Hill, to say HACSU had received several calls from members about roster changes in several Multicap sites.

We told him many were unhappy with the changes put forward and felt they simply had to follow them rather than being consulted and being able to offer any feedback.

We acknowledged that putting together a roster is difficult when it comes to accommodating Multicap’s operational needs as well as suiting individual needs, but proper consultation must occur so everyone has a chance to give their feedback and discuss any work life balance issues the roster changes may impact.

Nigel wrote back advising:

“We are currently in the process of trying to convert many casual employees to permanent employment and are working with staff to lock in more “regular shifts”. I will reach out to our team to get to understand the issues that have been raised there. I do know, however, that some staff are wanting us to build rosters around their employment with other providers, and some seem to be working very big hours with multiple providers, which raises all sorts of WHS issues for us. These discussions are intended to be consultative, so if it has been too “one way” we will need to rectify. Of course, however, we cannot ignore excessive hours of work for employees.”

Remember that roster changes can occur, but proper consultation and the correct amount of notice for these changes should also happen.

If you feel that consultation isn’t occurring alongside your roster changes please give us a call at HACSU to discuss the matter further.

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