Union win: Calvary back down on medical certificates

Posted on
October 27, 2023
Aged Care Sector

Here's what you need to know

In late August, Calvary sent out this message to workers at Riverside Views:

“Medical certificates from an online service will not be accepted at Riverside Views. Medical certificates from a local GP and local designated pharmacies will only be accepted.”

When members brought this to our attention, we lodged a dispute in the Fair Work Commission and firmly advocated for Calvary to reconsider their stance and acknowledge the right of employees to obtain medical certificates from a healthcare provider of their choice.

Because members have stood up and taken action, Calvary have backed down and decided to withdraw their previous statement.

With bargaining coming to a head and Calvary still seeking to cut your key conditions and wages, it’s important that our members stand ready to unite and take action when necessary.

If you’ve had a medical certificate rejected by Calvary, we want to hear from you. Please contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or by email at assist@hacsu.org.au

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