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Posted on
December 20, 2021
Public Sector

Meal rooms at the Repat

During our recent site visit, several workers said they were concerned about the restrictions in accessing meal rooms due to COVID-19 protocols.

We understand the need for social distancing, but employers are also required to provide adequate lunch room facilities, and we’re aware the issue has been raised at your WHS committee meeting and you had the reply that ‘’no solution has yet been found’’.

At the Joint Union Management Industrial Committee meeting yesterday, we raised the issue again with the Nursing Director and provided what we believe to be a viable solution, a marquee, which would create a protected space from the weather for you to have your break in compliance with COVID restrictions.

The meeting minutes will be sent to the Director of Allied Health and we’ll follow up with the relevant managers next week and update you once we hear more.

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

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