We’ve been contacted by several members who got a call from OneCare’s management team to say they know they’re working at one or more other facilities, apart from their current role at OneCare, and were then told they must end their employment with the other facilities or they’ll no longer be able to work at OneCare.
We all know the money earned working in aged care as a casual or part time employee with limited hours barely pays the bills, which is why so many have to pick up jobs at several facilities at the same time to make ends meet.
There are no national restrictions or Tasmanian law that says workers can’t do this, so they're most likely within their rights to do so, and we contacted OneCare’s HR, Natalie Neilson, to advise her of this.
We also told her that HACSU members would be happy if OneCare employed all staff to work in one facility with permanent full time hours so they could avoid the financial necessity of a second job.
We’ll let members know what Natalie has to say once we hear back - in the meantime, as long as members are turning up for scheduled shifts at OneCare, they should be free to work wherever else they want outside of that.
If OneCare aren’t paying the bills, they shouldn’t be able to tell members how to!