Regis and RATs

Posted on
February 17, 2022
Aged Care Sector

Have to come in early for COVID tests?

We understand that Regis, like some other aged care providers, have started to regularly provide their workers with a RAT before the commencement of shifts.

But we're told that at Regis you’ve been asked to come to work early to do the test, which begs the question: Are you getting paid for the time this takes?

If not, this is a definite no no, because if your employer directs you to start 15 - 20 minutes before a shift you must be paid for that 15 - 20 minutes.

Have you encountered this? What do you reckon?

Let us know if you’re not getting paid for the earlier start time by contacting HACSUassist

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

Aged Care Sector