NWRH Housekeeping are worth more!

Posted on
April 30, 2020
Public Sector

Thank you to Housekeeping for their vital role at the forefront of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Now that Housekeeping staff are at the point of returning to work, NWRH reveals it wants them to work alongside the so called ‘special clean team’, and many members have called HACSU worried about the difference in pay rates.

We share their concerns because returning to work as per normal is one thing, but with the pandemic and the hospital closure this is a whole different kettle of fish, so we’ve written to the northern head of THS putting their case forward.

Given the circumstances, members clearly deserve more, and we’ve called on THS to exercise discretion where possible and increase the pay-rate.

We reminded them about the qualifications of those who’d been hired and also of the infection control cleaners who are paid differently at other hospitals.

While the big bosses are busy we’ve asked them to address it ASAP given staff are scheduled to return to work.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email assist@hacsu.org.au or complete our online contact form

Public Sector