Uniting AgeWell

Posted on
August 5, 2020
Aged Care Sector

Yes to paid pandemic leave.

After last week’s Fair Work announcement that aged care awards would be updated to include paid pandemic leave, we wrote to Uniting AgeWell's boss calling on them to commit to adopt the changes - the letter can be read here.

Award changes only affect award employees, whereas most Tasmanian workers are on enterprise agreements, so this means employers need to come to the table to ensure all staff – including casuals – have the protections afforded by the award entitlements.

UAW have written back and we welcome their confirmation that they will be providing all employees with paid pandemic leave as per the award changes.

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