Rubicon Grove management response to leave requests

Posted on
October 31, 2022
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Aged Care Sector

If you’ve asked for leave and feel you have been unreasonably rejected in your workplace, get in touch with us

You would've seen our recent email about management requiring two months’ notice for leave requests.

We wrote to the Facility Manger and said their expectation of two months’ notice for all leave is unreasonable. Instead, they should look at each leave application individually and give a reasonable explanation if the leave is not approved.

OneCare Senior HR Adviser, Samantha O’Dwyer, replied and said a minimum of 2 months’ notice for annual leave or long service leave request is OneCare’s company leave policy (though not part of the agreement), but where it’s not possible, workers are encouraged to discuss requests with management.

Here’s what she said:

Where 2 months’ notice is not able to be given when applying for Annual Leave, this must be discussed with either the Facility Manager or Clinical Care Manager prior to forwarding to Rostering Team for processing.

OneCare of course understand, that sometimes shorter periods of notice for required leave may be necessary, and any worker is encouraged to discuss these requests with the Facility Manager or Care Manager. All we ask, is that for known leave plans, 2 months is provided where possible to ensure continuity of resident care, and if not, please have a conversation with management to see if leave is possible to be arranged in line with operational requirements.

So our advice remains the same – if you’ve asked for leave and feel you have been unreasonably rejected in your workplace, get in touch with HACSUassist so we can look into your individual situation and protect your rights at 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

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