Union representation is a member's right

Posted on
July 6, 2020
Aged Care Sector

HACSU offers support and guidance.

A HACSU member who needs to meet with management to discuss their work conditions - hours, workload, workplace flexibility, rosters or any other issue that affects their working life - has the right to union representation.

Most employment agreements and workplace policies include processes the employer must follow before doing things like changing a roster or a statement of duties and tasks, and members can also check agreements and policies to see if there's a special process for disciplinary meetings or anything else relevant to the issue they want to discuss.

It’s a good idea to ask management for a copy of all relevant information in writing before the meeting, and this includes a member's right to access their own personnel file if needed.

We suggest calling HACSUassist to contact the employer to make an appointment, and members may need to sit down with a HACSU organiser before the meeting to properly prepare by looking at what the issue is and what the preferred outcome is.

HACSUassist offers support and guidance for HACSU members and all calls are confidential, just call 1300 880 032.

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

Aged Care Sector